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Everywhere I read, including an old users manual, says the F motor (‘66 fj40) takes 8 quarts of oil. Mine only drained 4.5 including the canister filter. Dipstick was between add and full before I drained. Anyone know what’s up with this? Been trusting the dipstick for thousands of miles and the motor hasn’t siezed up yet.
 

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If you know anyone with a 40, compare your dipstick to theirs. Maybe just buy a new/used one to be sure yours isn't wrong in some way.
 
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Put 8 qts in & then look at your dipstick.

2+ cm higher than full mark. The dipstick sleeve is 10cm long out of the block; after checking around it looks like it should be 12.5ish. Got a new one on order. Looks like the trusty old F motor can run on half a pan of oil.
 

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