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Re: [oletrucks] Oil capacity for 235

To: <Advdesign1@aol.com>, <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Oil capacity for 235
From: "tcape" <tcape@weblnk.net>
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2000 15:32:02 -0400
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.
Tom Caperton
'47 2nd 3100

----- Original Message -----
From: <Advdesign1@aol.com>
To: <bkn6@airmail.net>; <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Sent: Friday, April 14, 2000 6:42 AM
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
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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