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Truck & Equipment Repair

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Ole Tower, May 29, 2007.

  1. Ole Tower

    Ole Tower Senior Member
    from MAINE
    Messages: 210

    any One Know? how many Quarts of OIl while doing an OIL & Filter Change on a 7.3 ??--& what Brand OIL ? Ijust had Mine Changed at a Quick Lube operated by a Freind--PAID the BILL & never Asked?--another GUY asked ME? as His is DUE!--I have ROTELLA"T" 15-40 in Mine--which I have Seen! at WAL-MART! Thanks! --Ole Tower--
  2. cjcocn

    cjcocn Member
    Messages: 78

    Ole Tower

    Your 7.3 takes 15 quarts of oil.

    A lot of guys on the FTE forums like Rotella 15W40 in their trucks, but some do switch to 5W40 in the winter. The other favorite over there is Chevron Delo 15W40.

    Hope this helps.
  3. Ole Tower

    Ole Tower Senior Member
    from MAINE
    Messages: 210

    Truck Equipment Repair

    THANKS CHRIS appricate IT!--Ole Tower--
  4. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Our mechanics at work write the number of quarts each engine takes right on the core support. I do that too because nothing takes the same amount anymore.I noticed different year powerstrokes take different amounts.Make sure you read the dip stick, add is 2 quarts.
  5. Ole Tower

    Ole Tower Senior Member
    from MAINE
    Messages: 210

    I guess I*LL solve the Brand? Oil problem by Useing the Same Brand OIL in every thing! & keep Adding until it reads FULL!--THANKS!--OleTower--
  6. Ole Tower

    Ole Tower Senior Member
    from MAINE
    Messages: 210

    7.3 Oil Pan Removal?

    Are You Guys SURE? You have to Re-Move the Engine? to Change Oil Pans?--I bought an Olds Toranrado yrs Ago-W/a Bad Fex Plate--called the Olds Dealer--was Told its an 8 hourJOB?--jacked It UP & looked it Over?--Removed all the Bell Housing Bolts & spred it Open a Bit-- looked in there w/a flash Light--spred it open a Bit More! & holed It Open w/a couple of Wood Blocks--& removed the Ole ONE & installed the New One in about an Hour?--so I figured the Olds Dealer was a Crook?-as If I could Do It--any One Could!--Now on the 7.3? I should Think?It could be Lifted--& by Turning the Crank so the Crank Shaft Weights Fall Away enough to Clear? anything? Hiting & Jamming the Pan?--It Should Come Free & be Outa There?--& Once the Pans OFF--Don*t Touch Any thing--Simply Install the New One!--& Your DONE!--as having to Pull the Entire Engine sounds WRONG to ME??--even Cutting a Piece out of the Cross member? wouldn*t take all Day! --to Remove & Re-Place--so whats the Big Problem?? as I have looked at my 96 & the Oil pans OK! but I know I could Change It it It needed IT? w/Out removing the Entire Engine!--as I have Stated! I Dono? but I assume? some Ones Taking You for a Big Bucks!-- RIDE!--Ole Tower--
  7. bbbrt76

    bbbrt76 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I have had to do 3 of these oil pans in 2003 or so ford f350's with 7.3 turbo diesels, I tried very hard on the 1st one to avoid pulling the motor and failed miserably, didn't bother trying on the next 2, depending on options the flat rate time is roughly 13 hours, now you mention cutting the crossmember and a friend of mine did give a shop permission to cut his and weld it back together to save him a few bucks, but that is a very heavy duty and structural piece and no reputable shop is going to suggest that
  8. mike psd

    mike psd PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,028

    remember on your service fuel filter every 10k - 15k depending on where get your fuel from .

    i use napa filter and motorcraft oil from advance like 9buxs for 5 quarts jug . shell is also recommended by navistar/international .

    the reason behind removing the engine is because of 2 fold .
    1 is the pan needs silicone gasket for it . and recommend to dry over night and use ford gray . because of oil foaming cause by other siliconed.

    2 . the oil pick up is dangerous close to pan and known to crack off if done in vehicle.

    i would never cut the cross member as stated above you just asking for trouble . some guys pull the trans and rig the engine on a picker high enough to clear to not pull the engine . .
  9. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,929

    In Canada, 7.3 takes 14.1 litres of oil. 15w40
  10. OldSchoolPSD

    OldSchoolPSD Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    Mine takes 15... buy a case, keep the extra quart to top it off:D
  11. mike psd

    mike psd PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,028

    thats true thos HPOP tend to leak some on some trucks
  12. mrbrickman

    mrbrickman Senior Member
    from montana
    Messages: 138

    hey i know your olders pree 99 powersmokers prolly have a good number of miles now but

    a service bullitin from a few years back say use 10-30 instead of the 15 40 in these powerstrokes

    fixes the loapie idle by letting the oil pressurized injectors fire easier at lower rpm

    me i dont care about a little idle vibration but thought id pass along the info
  13. 84deisel

    84deisel Senior Member
    Messages: 697

    I run 5w40 rotella synthetic year round with no problems By the way there are 12 quarts of oil in a case .
  14. Ggg6

    Ggg6 Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 521

    Not a case of 15-40, they are 6 gallons to a case.
  15. OldSchoolPSD

    OldSchoolPSD Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    Mine just leaks at the oil pan, the HPOP's (not a typo) are aftermarket:drinkup: