Oil shows full on 6.5 qts? Is that right (1 Viewer)

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Don't overfill!

Did you run the engine a little to fill the oil canister and then let it settle? (Depending on which engine and setup you have, this can effect you by about a quart).
 

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Did you change the filter?


If you changed the filter, did you use the small one or the big one?


Do you have an early F or a 2F with the oil cooler?
 

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Post up a picture of your dipstick and how it is seated into the guide tube on the side of the engine block.


Also, on the dipstick, it should have a part number on the end that is in the engine oil. What is that part number?
 
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DIPSTICK-

1958-1/72

1/72-9/77

Looks like there are two different dipsticks for F engines.

Also, if you have a remote spin on oil filter bracketed to the fender (po mod), a spinon that sits pointed down mounted to the manifold, a cannister/element oil filter bracketed to the intake manifold or the open-side down filter that sits on the p/s block, you will affect the amount to fill to a given fill line.

I've had all setups at one time in my F engines.
 
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About 5 years ago I assembled a 2f engine out of 2 different engines
and replaced the f in my 65 fj45lv. About a month or 2 ago I changed
the oil and it read full at 6 quarts. I remembered reading on mud that
it should take about 8 quarts so I started comparing with another
2f. The dipsticks looked to be the same length but the tube it goes
into was about 1 inch shorter on the pieced together engine. I added
2 more quarts and the level came up to read about 1 inch above full.
I guess you can run these engines a couple of quarts low for a while
but of course I don't recommend it.
 

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About 5 years ago I assembled a 2f engine out of 2 different engines
and replaced the f in my 65 fj45lv. About a month or 2 ago I changed
the oil and it read full at 6 quarts. I remembered reading on mud that
it should take about 8 quarts so I started comparing with another
2f. The dipsticks looked to be the same length but the tube it goes
into was about 1 inch shorter on the pieced together engine. I added
2 more quarts and the level came up to read about 1 inch above full.
I guess you can run these engines a couple of quarts low for a while
but of course I don't recommend it.
I'm pretty sure you can drive them low on oil for a long time with no damage. As long as you can't hear the lifters you are okay, not that I would ever let my truck get low on oil. :rolleyes:
 
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fj40 oil pan ...

comes in two types, both for the f engine, as i know them. one way to tell is to look at the bottom of the oil pan, if the lower lobe is about half of the bottom, then less than 8 quarts, if the oil pan looks big most of the way across the bottom, then you have a 8 plus quart capacity.

either way, like the other guy said, if the dip stick says full, then stop.

since you appear to have a fj40-77 with f engine, and 8 minus, i'd suspect that you have the lower capacity oil pan. Post up a picture...
 
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the FJ is tore down at the moment lol stupid intake gasket I will get a pic of it this week sometime.
 

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