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2002 Ram 5.9 is 5.5 quarts too much oil?

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Old 07-24-2013, 11:19 PM
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Default 2002 Ram 5.9 is 5.5 quarts too much oil?

I just purchased a truck a month ago. Did my first oil change today with mobile 1 synthetic. I have read on here it takes 5.5 quarts but i also have read it just takes 5 quarts. anyone do their own oil changed and how much do you put in? I would of measured the amount that came out but i already had oil in my oil bucket. I put 5.5 in but I have yet to drive it as it is my weekend warrior. I can easily drain .5 but what is your take?
 
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:32 PM
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What does the dipstick say? If it's in the safe zone it's fine. Above by 1/16" or less, it's fine. Any more and you'll have to drain some.
 
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yea dipstick says it might be 1/8 over that is why i came on here. I should of just put in 5 quarts and then checked. dang it.
 
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Personally I'd drain a little to be safe. Next time dump about 4.5 quarts, start and let run for 30-45 seconds to fill the filter, shut off, wait 2-3 minutes for oil to drain back to pan and top off as needed.
 
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I've put in 5 qts with no issue, and it read full on the dipstick on level ground. My 2c
 
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i/8" over full ain't gonna hurt anything.
 
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if the motor has an aftermarket oil pan(spectre) it will take 5.5-6 qts.

but in most cases.... its 5 qts.
 
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Pull the filter, dump it out, reinstall it. Run engine for a couple minutes, recheck oil level. If it is still high, do it again.
 
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Originally Posted by redneck_ram View Post
if the motor has an aftermarket oil pan(spectre) it will take 5.5-6 qts.

but in most cases.... its 5 qts.

That's because the tube for dipstick in the spectre oil pan is routed wrong, not because the pan itself holds more oil. 5 qts is it.
 
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Originally Posted by zman17 View Post
That's because the tube for dipstick in the spectre oil pan is routed wrong, not because the pan itself holds more oil. 5 qts is it.
good to know! i thought the pan looked a bit deeper though, when compared to stock.

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