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BBC questions

OK lets try this again without the input of judgmental people,


i know the generation of my block i think ...gen

what is the oil capasity of a stock 454 oil pan?

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depends on the stock application
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There were several setups. For the most part, early car pans were 5qt and trucks were 6 qt. Those numbers are total capacity with filter. Later on, most car chassis would accept the truck pan, so they were used in cars as well.

There are also three basic sizes of BBC filters. There is the car type which is only about 4" deep, the normal truck filter which is about 6" deep, and another HD filter which is about 9" deep. Combinations of stock pans and filters can yield anywhere from 4.5 qts up to 8 qts.

Its really not a big issue. The easiest way to determine your combo's capacity is to do an oil change. You can rest assured that it will take at least 5 qts. Put 5 qts in and check the dipstick. Keep adding oil until you reach the max line on the dipstick. Then start it, let it run for 30 seconds or so to make sure the filter is filled. Recheck the dipstick and fill it to the "full" line. End of story.
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i was wondering because im building a 496 and i have the stock oil pil and was thinking i should step up the amount of oil in the engine and i didnt know if i should look for a 6 or 7 quarts....is it necessary to increase the amount of oil if i go to a 496?
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i was wondering because im building a 496 and i have the stock oil pil and was thinking i should step up the amount of oil in the engine and i didnt know if i should look for a 6 or 7 quarts....is it necessary to increase the amount of oil if i go to a 496?
It all depends what are you building it for. Seven quarts sounds about right depending what size oil filter and oil cooling lines are in the set up.
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I built a 468 with a stock pan, revved to 5700. Nothing too special, but I never needed any more oil. The truck pan works fine, but it does hang down about 1/4" lower than most crossmembers, so if you bottom out the pan gets it first.
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My 78 truck 454 holds 7 quarts.... if that helps any.
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