Originally Posted by y2k600f4
Will I be able to trim my dipstick tube to register from 3-7 qts ?
I'd suggest leaving the tube as-is, and scribe a new "full" and "1 qt. low" lines onto the back side of the original stick. This way, should you decide to run more or less oil later on, you can remark or replace the dipstick, and the tube will be fine.
Add all but 1 quart of oil. Run the engine long enough to circulate the oil to the filter and rest of the engine. Stop it let rest for 5 minutes and mark the stick with the 1 qt. low mark.
Fill w/the last quart and repeat the deal, marking the stick w/a "full" indicator.
In any event, should you want to trim the tube, go by what you see by inserting the stick, not be measuring the depth of the old pan as compared to the new pan. Use what the dipstick indicates to determine how much to remove from the tube.