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Old 01-15-2013, 01:50 PM
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pontiac 455 dipstick

How long should the dipstick measure on a 1970 Pontiac 455. I just bought one and changed the oil & filter (short). Poured in 6 quarts of oil and it only registers on the tip of the dipstick. Appears to be a stock oil pan????

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How far up from the tip of the dipstick does the oil show? An eighth inch, a quarter inch, a half inch?
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6 quarts of oil, i would not be running that motor.
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the oil is approximately 1/8 inch up on the dipstick
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thanks, I actually measured it and it is up 1/4 of an inch
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The "Pontiac" holds 6 quarts PLUS the filter. Very nearly 7 when it's actually full.

There are two sticks. One is the "short" one for non-A/C cars and the other is much longer, with an extension to the upper tube, for A/C cars. The engine displacement is of no concern, as all the Pontiacs of that era use the same sticks. The "short" one measures 18 1/2" from under the flange to the tip.

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