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Old 05-08-2016, 09:25 PM   #1
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How many qts of oil in the Ford V10?

I downloaded a PDF manual for the Ford E-450 with the V10. It states that the engine takes 6 qts of oil. When I changed it recently, 6 qts only put the level just over half way between the two holes in the dipstick. The oil filter does seem to be on a remote mount, did Sunseeker add that? Does it add more capacity?

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Old 05-08-2016, 09:52 PM   #2
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How many qts of oil in the Ford V10?

6qts. 7qts will overfill. If you are concerned, drain, change filter, add 6, crank to fill filter, give time to drain, check. Add just enough to bring it to the stick where you want it.
My question is this, I have a riveted 2 piece dip stick, wonder if they are the same length.
Filter is a remote mount, drivers side. I assume it is a ford placement.

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Old 05-09-2016, 08:25 AM   #3
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6.5 quarts with a filter change.
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And for all us that use metric 5.7 liters
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6.5 quarts with a filter change.

You folks are assuming the dipstick is correct! The engine block is more accurate and quantity established by Ford. Excess level will allow foaming and engine damage. E450 calls for 6 quarts, F53 is 7 quarts. Your rig, suggest tread lightly when reengineering.
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You folks are assuming the dipstick is correct! The engine block is more accurate and quantity established by Ford. Excess level will allow foaming and engine damage. E450 calls for 6 quarts, F53 is 7 quarts. Your rig, suggest tread lightly when reengineering.
#1What does "You folks are assuming the dipstick is correct" mean??
#2 What does "suggest tread lightly when reengineering" mean??
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#1What does "You folks are assuming the dipstick is correct" mean??
#2 What does "suggest tread lightly when reengineering" mean??
I guess they think that maybe FR moved the Oil Filter ???
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I guess. Strange. And I am not going to try to figure out
"The engine block is more accurate and quantity established by Ford".
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I have read too many stories where an engine had the wrong dip stick installed. Some seem to have happened at the factory but others may have happened afterwards during a previous service visit.

Do the Ford dipsticks have a part number on them? If so, check to confirm that you have the correct dipstick for your engine. If not, try to compare your dip stick to a brand new vehicle which may confirm that you have the correct version.
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Don't sweat it. The V-10 is very forgiving, 6.5-7 is fine. I always use 7qts in mine but I let it drain for along time as the oil cooler holds a bit. Always at the upper limit when I'm done.
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