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#390775 - 06/15/17 04:22 PM '51 Oil Change?
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The owner's Manual says 5 quarts of oil. Do you add a quart with an oil filter of is it 5 quarts with an oil filter?
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#390783 - 06/15/17 06:35 PM Re: '51 Oil Change? [Re: Back Roads]
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I have found that after filling with five quarts and running the engine a couple minutes and wait five more for drain
back then to just add a little at a time until it comes to the full mark. Probably will be about half a quart.
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#390795 - 06/16/17 04:20 AM Re: '51 Oil Change? [Re: Back Roads]
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Five Qts is you don'tchange the filer and six if you do change the filter. That will bring it o slightly above the full mark. If I remember correctly Wally said it did use a little oil on a highway trip.
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#390799 - 06/16/17 05:25 AM Re: '51 Oil Change? [Re: Chev Nut]
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Thanks Gene. Your answer is what I was thinking. Will change the oil and filter today. Will take the car on our first local tour on the 24th. Getting anxious to get back to old times.
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#390838 - 06/17/17 03:53 AM Re: '51 Oil Change? [Re: Back Roads]
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I noticed while changing my oil my dip stick handle and tube are painted yellow. Is this correct of is this something the previous owner has done to help find it? I don't remember this from when we owned this car the first time.
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#390845 - 06/17/17 06:27 AM Re: '51 Oil Change? [Re: Back Roads]
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The dip stick tube and actual dip stick was not painted.
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