My dipstick is inaccurate on my 5.0. It read low when I got the car with four miles on it.It looked like it was least 1/2 quart low from the factory. The "o'clock" position of the flat dipstick within the dipstick tube will also"change" the read level .
The MIDDLE of the cross hatched marks is a actual 8 quarts fill on my dipstick. I had thought that the crankcase was about 1/2 quart low from the factory-until I changed the oil myself. And actually measured how much came out. :hihi: And noticed that my new 8 quart fill was at the exact same level on the dipstick cross hatch--right in the middle! :kooky:
If the other dipsticks are the same-some of you are overfilling the crankcase and causing these engines to burn oil because you are effectively overfilling the crankcase! And covering the crank throws with oil
Too many owners are not actually measuring what is in the crankcase by actually changing the oil themselves and not actually installing 8 quarts and then seeing what the dipstick measures with eight quart fill.
The position of the dipstick tube was changed late in the development of these engines(the tube was originally to be located way below the coil covers) and may cause these engines to read low when the oil level is correct.
IMHO-we are inducing oil burning in some of these poor oil overfilled 5.0s!
I burn a quart about every 1k miles. I have never seen anything like this.......
I am still happy with my 11 GT, as it gives so much more in return.
I'd gladly add a quart a week to know Ive got the sickest car on the block.
What does the dipstick read when you think that it is a quart low?
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