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Vince

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Oil Level
« on: March 24, 2024, 08:04:57 PM »
I just recently noticed that when I change the oil and filter cartridge in my 1967 Camaro SS, after adding 5 quarts the dipstick reads about a half quart low.  Is this normal or do I perhaps not have the correct dipstick for the L48 350?   The owner's manual states that the engine should take 5 quarts when changing the oil and filter, and 4 quarts when just changing the oil.   

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Re: Oil Level
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2024, 05:10:47 AM »
There are three elements; the oil pan, dipstick tube and dipstick. One must be incorrect.

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Re: Oil Level
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2024, 12:24:31 PM »
One other thing, the filters they sell for small blocks today are a different size (smaller in length) then what came on the car originally.  So the oil quantity might not be the same.   A small amount though, for sure :)

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Re: Oil Level
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2024, 03:29:35 PM »
Thanks guys for your responses.   

GMAD_Van Nuys

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Re: Oil Level
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2024, 04:01:08 PM »
Below is a prior CRG discussion on dipsticks:

http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=5107.0


Vince

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Re: Oil Level
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2024, 05:28:21 PM »
Below is a prior CRG discussion on dipsticks:

http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=5107.0

Thank you.  Very interesting reading.   I think my dipstick is a replacement as there is not a part number anywhere on it.   

bcmiller

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Re: Oil Level
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2024, 08:54:01 PM »
Vince there is a possible CRG report in the works on dipsticks. Does yours have a brown tip?
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Re: Oil Level
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2024, 08:45:01 PM »
Yes, it has a brown tip.   

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Re: Oil Level
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2024, 07:11:47 PM »
The original dipstick did not have a number on it. The replacement does also should be brown plug on the end just like the one you said yours has. Post a picture of it with measurements.  I would look at the tube or oil pan!

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Re: Oil Level
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2024, 07:27:52 PM »
Finally got around to getting my '67 Camaro out as the weather is nice now, and I don't garage it at my home.   Here are some pics of my dipstick.   It measures 22 inches exactly from the tip to the top of the circular handle.   I did find out that when my dipstick is inserted into the tube like most are (with the circle loop facing away from the engine) it reads a half quart low.   But when I look at the backside of the dipstick it measures to the full mark on the opposite side.   If I insert the dipstick (with the circular loop facing toward the engine) it measures full on the side with the add and full markings.   I think I answered my original question.   

 

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