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Old  June 19th, 2010, 10:42 AM
how many quarts?

I recently bought a '98 5.7 litre suburban. Ive seen many posts that have said this motor takes 5 quarts. I changed the oil today and put in 5 quarts. It measured about an inch high on the dip stick. I drained about a quart and the level is fine now according to the dip stick.

Does this sound correct? 4 quarts?

If this isnt right I am wondering if maybe I dont have a dip stick that is the correct length.

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Old  June 19th, 2010, 11:59 AM
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look in the manual..it will tell u everything

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Old  June 19th, 2010, 12:22 PM
the manual also says 5 quarts....i dont mind running it a quart low but i would like to know why 5 quarts is so high on the dip stick

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Old  June 19th, 2010, 12:33 PM
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did you change the filter too, or just oil?

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Old  June 19th, 2010, 1:00 PM
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Could be that someone replaced the dipstick w/ the wrong one. Could be that there's a quart of sludge in the bottom of the pan.

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Old  June 19th, 2010, 1:07 PM
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on my 99 5.7L I always used 5 quarts with a oil change and filter.

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Old  June 19th, 2010, 4:33 PM
yes, the filter was changed also

sludge could be the case, from now on i will make sure the motor is fully warmed up before changing


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