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    LS1 lokar dipstick question

    Hello all,
    I recently purchased an LS1 powered '55 chevy pickup. I changed the oil and filter this weekend, and drained the old oil back into quart containers- the total oil drainded came out to just over 6.5 quarts. From what I've read, an LS1 with an f-body oil pan holds 5.5-6.0 quarts max; pepboys (where I purchased the oil) said that it should take 6.0 quarts with a filter change. I added 6.0 quarts and it reads at the low level on the dipstick, which is an aftermarket Lokar.
    One big question I have is if the Lokar dipstick works for all LS1's reguardless of the oil pan (vette or f-body). I contacted Lokar and they said they only have one dipstick for LS1's- they seemed kinda clueless as to the f-body oil pan, he kept saying "it's out of a vette, right?" I explained that there is a difference in the oil pans and he replied "I've always put 6 quarts in every LS1 i've ever done." Needless to say, this was less than helpfull.
    I feel I should trust that 6.0 quarts is correct, rather than just going by what an aftermarket dipstick is reading. I just need a little piece of mind on the matter
    Any thoughts or opinions are appreciated greatly!

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    Am I right to ignore the aftermarket dipstick and just put in 6.0 quarts of oil. I have an LS1 out of a 98 camaro.

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    I can only tell you what my 98 holds stock and that's 5.5 with a filter change.

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    thanks...any input helps! Does that put at the full level on the dipstick, or just in the upper area of the hash marks?

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    that's full and what the owners manual calls for on a oil and filter change. what filter are you running? The stock pf46 filter is what I use but if you use the truck filter (pf51 I believe) you can fit 6 quarts in there.

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    I used a mobil 1 filter p# m1-107. It should be standard size- holds 1/2 quart.

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    I use the extended M206 filter, and my 01 Z28 takes a bit over 6 qts. to the full mark on the stock dipstick.

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