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Old 04-21-2019, 11:27 AM
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Oil change : refill ?

Hey guys trying to change my oil in my car but cant find anything that screams "add oil here!" Its a non original 305 with aftermarket edelbrock valve covers. I read you can add through dipstick but I dont have a funnel small enough. I also heard it can go right into the valve covers but before I add anything I want to clarify. Anybody got any ideas? I'll post a few pics of engine as well.
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Pour oil into the valve cover oil fill / breather hole.
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Pour oil into the valve cover oil fill / breather hole.
That's okay to do? Does it matter which valve cover?
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That's okay to do? Does it matter which valve cover?
Yes, that is where the oil gets added, either one is fine.
While you're at it I'll assume you are also changing the oil filter.
Clean the surface the oil filter seal contacts.
Be sure to smear some clean oil on the rubber seal on top of the filter, and fill the filter with oil before you screw it on. Only tighten the oil filter 3/4 of a turn after the filter is hand snugged.
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That's okay to do? Does it matter which valve cover?
Yes, that is where the oil gets added, either one is fine.
While you're at it I'll assume you are also changing the oil filter.
Clean the surface the oil filter seal contacts.
Be sure to smear some clean oil on the rubber seal on top of the filter, and fill the filter with oil before you screw it on. Only tighten the oil filter 3/4 of a turn after the filter is hand snugged.
Okay awesome and I actually did all that before I was getting ready to add oil. Thanks for the heads up info! Would 5 quarts be enough? A little less since I added a bit to the filter.
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Okay awesome and I actually did all that before I was getting ready to add oil. Thanks for the heads up info! Would 5 quarts be enough? A little less since I added a bit to the filter.
With a stock oil pan, 4.5 to 5 quarts will be correct depending on the size of the oil filter.
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Okay awesome and I actually did all that before I was getting ready to add oil. Thanks for the heads up info! Would 5 quarts be enough? A little less since I added a bit to the filter.
With a stock oil pan, 4.5 to 5 quarts will be correct depending on the size of the oil filter.
The oil filter is a fram ph30 seems a bit small to me but fit perfectly fine.
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For my 350 I usually use a Delco PF1218 or Purolator L34631. They are always stocked at the parts store, and available with the typical weekly oil special pricing for 5 quarts of oil and a filter.

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For my 350 I usually use a Delco PF1218 or Purolator L34631. They are always stocked at the parts store, and available with the typical weekly oil special pricing for 5 quarts of oil and a filter.

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I used a Castrol high mileage oil. I will definitely consider other better oils and filters
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Not a thing wrong with Castrol, the will keep a motor very clean. Of course with regular changes, on the other hand, fram is well known crap. A roll of toilet paper would give better results.

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if u want to add some oil to the filter before install that's fine, but just add the rest of the 5 qts into the valve cover. on fire up don't rev the engine, allow to pump oil first for a minute.
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Not a thing wrong with Castrol, the will keep a motor very clean. Of course with regular changes, on the other hand, fram is well known crap. A roll of toilet paper would give better results.

Pep
That's what I've been hearing. On the next change I'll switch it to another brand!
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