I sure agree with Bob about finding the right dipstick for a 235. When I
bought my truck it had the wrong dipstick, but I didn't know it at the time.
When my oil pressure started going crazy, I thought I was looking at major
repair bills. Turns out the dipstick read "full" when the engine was 3
quarts low! I drained the oil, put in 6 quarts of new oil, filed a new
"full" mark on the dipstick, and haven't had a problem since. BTW, that was
two years ago...and I think Bob Adler and Jim Forbes were the ones who let
me know that the 235 with external filter needed 6 quarts of oil.
'47 2nd 3100
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Subject: Re: [oletrucks] oil capacity
> > I heard this afternoon that if you install an external oil filter, that
> > when changing the oil you needed to add 6 quarts, instead of the
> > standard 5. Can anyone confirm this? The dipstick in my 216 came out of
> > some other type of engine,
> Correct. A 235 came into the shop needing an overhaul. Sounded like a
> bucket of bolts and low oil pressure. turned out it had the wrong
> and was running on 3 quarts of oil at full mark. I saved the customer a
> thousand $. I did get a good price for the dipstick.
> Bob Adler
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