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How many oil quarts does an ls1 take?

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    How many oil quarts does an ls1 take?

    How many oil quarts does an ls1 take?

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    With a standard oil filter it will take all of 5 and a little more than 3/4 of another. Some people just dump 6 quarts in for simplicity. I don't. Not saying it's wrong, I just don't over fill.

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    Check your owner's manual... but when i changed my oil, i used 5 1/2 quarts.
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    I must have a bent dipstick because I put in 6 1/4 and it still shows a little low

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    The manual says to add 5.5qts but I always do six since it burns about a 1/2 quart between oil changes.

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    funny how everyone has a different answer. oil pan holds 5.5, plus the filter. If I put in 5.5 and let it settle it reads good, till I start it and fill up the new filter, then it's low and the other half of that 6th quarts brings it up perfect

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    owners manuel says 5.5qts but like husker said it will take about another 1/4 qt for a full fill on level ground.
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    i've used anywhere from 5.5 - 6 quarts and its read fine on the oil dipstick, never had any problem from either.

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    always put in 5 qts cause you still have a fair amount of oil in the engine already that you dont get out when you drain it. mine reads right on the mark.

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    I've always put in 6, even with the stock size filter.

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    ive always put 6qts in

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    what grade synthetic i wanna know isn it 10w-30 thats what im think please help mee out thanks much.

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    should I be using mobil 1 synthetic 5w-30?

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    The manual says at oil change time with a filter change put in 5.5 quarts of oil.

    If you read a wear test on different motor oils, you WOULD NOT use Mobil oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JEB
    The manual says at oil change time with a filter change put in 5.5 quarts of oil.

    If you read a wear test on different motor oils, you WOULD NOT use Mobil oil.
    Maybe you aren't noticing the difference between mobil and mobil1, it's not the same thing. mobil is dino oil and mobil1 is synthetic. Mobil1 is in the top of the pack, I wouldn't substitute anything for it, not even amsoil or the infamous -- royal purple

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    Quote Originally Posted by kage 62005
    Thats what i meant, Mobol1, smart ass. Later
    me? I wasn't referring to you, I quoted the guy that said mobil is crap. Sorry for any confusion, lol

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    5.5qts of Mobil 1 here
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