DETROIT DIESEL 53
OIL LEVEL DIPSTICK
steel ribbon type oil level dipstick is mounted in an
adaptor on the side of the engine (Fig. 1). to check the
amount of oil in the engine oil pan. The dipstick has
markings to indicate the Low and Full oil level.
NOTE: On 8V engines, effective with
8D-468, a new dipstick, adaptor and
guide combination is employed to
raise the full mark on the dipstick
approximately two (2) quarts. When
replacement of any part of the
combination is required on an early
combination is necessary.
Fig. 1. Typical Oil Dipstick Mounting
The engine should not be operated if the oil level is
minutes, add oil as required to bring the oil level up to
below the Low mark and no advantage is gained by
the full mark on the dipstick.
having the oil quantity above the Full mark. Start and
operate the engine for ten minutes to fill the oil filter, oil
passages, etc., then stop the engine. After the engine
has been stopped for a minimum of ten
1971 General Motors Corp.
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