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Moroso Oil Pan Capacity

I have the moroso deep sump oil pan and I am not sure about the oil capacity of the pan. All the websites I have visited say its 7 quarts but moroso's website says its 8 quarts. I would not really be worried about this if I trusted my oil dipstick, but I had to get a lokar one because of my headers. Does anybody know whether this pan takes 7 or 8 quarts?

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I haven't got the Moroso. I have the MMR oil pan and it says 7 quarts. I think it held about 9 quarts with a new filter when it was all said and done. That was using my stock dipstick.

Don't know if that helps or not.

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fill it with water and measure
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fill it with water and measure
That's a great idea as long as the pan isn't already installed.


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The pan is already installed. I guess I will just go ahead and put 8 quarts in it and mark that level on my new dipstick. Better to have more oil than less oil I guess.
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Wow... a legitimate question for once. Thanks!!!
What's the matter with your Lokar, bro? You know you can adjust that thing, right? The cable is held in with a set screw, and you can move it up and down to an extent. I had to cut a little of the cable off and the re-insert it into the handle and tighten the set screw.
However... You're in a different situation since you don't know the proper oil level with the aftermarket oil pan and you never adjusted the Lokar I'm assuming...

I could measure my Lokar and that would give you some idea as to where your oil level should be.
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Wow... a legitimate question for once. Thanks!!!
What's the matter with your Lokar, bro? You know you can adjust that thing, right? The cable is held in with a set screw, and you can move it up and down to an extent. I had to cut a little of the cable off and the re-insert it into the handle and tighten the set screw.
However... You're in a different situation since you don't know the proper oil level with the aftermarket oil pan and you never adjusted the Lokar I'm assuming...

I could measure my Lokar and that would give you some idea as to where your oil level should be.
Ya that would be great. I really have no idea and my dipstick is still the same length as when I got it. To adjust it do I just need to remove the screw, pull the dipstick rod out, and adjust it by cutting it off. How long is your dipstick? That could give me a good idea and would probably be right on with my set up, since the oil pan is set up to read accurately with the stock dipstick.
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Having to much oil can be just as fatal as having too little... There is a margin of course, no rocket science needed, but just be careful not putting in too much. Fill it up with 8 quarts if that's what Moroso says and take it from there. I'm quite positive that should be correct, especially if they say the stock dipstick will read accurately in their oil pan.

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Ya that would be great. I really have no idea and my dipstick is still the same length as when I got it. To adjust it do I just need to remove the screw, pull the dipstick rod out, and adjust it by cutting it off. How long is your dipstick? That could give me a good idea and would probably be right on with my set up, since the oil pan is set up to read accurately with the stock dipstick.
Cool. I'll measure it tomorrow and that should at least get you close. PM me if I don't post back, 'cause I might forget.
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lmfao.....I love some of the comments in this thread...

"Do I just pull it out?"
How long is your dip stick?"

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lmfao.....I love some of the comments in this thread...

"Do I just pull it out?"
How long is your dip stick?"

Classic!
"Hey babe, wanna see my dipstick? It got some greeeasy oil on the tip!"

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I am waiting so see "How deep should I go?"
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I'll post pics of my dipstick.
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Hope its a high res camera......Guess at the very least you know your going to be well under the file size limit for pictures when you upload it!
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