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Re: Ramjet 350: how to tell 5 or 6 quart oil pan?
Like Mark has shown, get the right info for your pan - First.
You also need to make sure not only the Dip Stick is the Proper length to reflect your Oil Level but the Sleeve/ Tube you stick the Dipstick down into.
If that is too long, just adding oil so it will show Full on the Dipstick is Wrong.
Was that Lokar Dipstick from another Engine/ Used, it will only work if the oil level to be maintained in Ramjet engine is the Same distance from the Top of the Tube/ Sleeve and the Length of the Dipstick.
Like I said for my Engine, I installed the Tube and put 6 Quarts into it, Stuck the Dipstick into it and No Oil was on the stick, Added 1 more Quart and it read to Add 1 Quart. I was 99% sure I have an 8 Quart Pan anyway.
From Marks info, looks like you have a 5 Quart pan Unless someone from GM or your Engine Supplier can provide you that you have a 6 Quart pan.
I added 2 Pictures, one is a Pan with a Dipstick sticking into it. Where the tube comes into the pan does not change. And 3 different Dipsticks, All 3 are Even to the Left of the Picture, To the Right – Al Different lengths.
The Variables are the Length of the Tube, Length of the Stick and Depth or Shape of the Pan (Oil Pump & Pick Up) that gives you How Much Oil and When it’s Full – Allot going on here, more than just Sticking a Dipstick from one engine into another.