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carl
11-07-2005, 07:52 PM
I changed my oil.
Put in 6 qts.
I have a Fram oil filter.
Dip stick says 6 qts. capacity.
Oil level is only half way between "add & full"
Does my filter increase the capacity?
If so, Studes must have come w/o a filter from the factory?

If I top it off I'll have at least 6 & 1/2 maybe closer to 7.

N8N
11-07-2005, 08:27 PM
I want to say that I remember hearing that some early V-8s did have an honest 6 quart pan.

An oil filter was optional so that would definitely add to your capacity. If it is the cartridge type it will definitely hold a decent amount of oil in it even after allowing it to drain back completely; at least 3/4 of the volume of the canister will be full at all times. So it sounds like you don't have a problem, you just need some more oil.

good luck,

nate

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carl
11-07-2005, 09:03 PM
Thanks for the reply

I must have a six quart pan...my dip stick says "6 qts" on it.

My 52 Commander is no. 9606.
Has 35K original miles.
No oil leaks.
18 mpg in mixed city (overdrive)
Perfect original interior.
I love this car! It's a time machine.

Thanks again

curt
11-07-2005, 10:12 PM
My 1955 with a 1963 block and flow through filter reads over full on the dip stick with 6 Qt's.at oil changes. Like 3/4 qt over full. Facts: the oil pan looks like it has been dented on the bottom, pushed up. Also could this be an inproper dip stick? Any coments?

carl
11-08-2005, 03:48 AM
Sorry, I'm not familiar with your late model engine.
It sounds like the dent in the pan could be causing the higher oil level