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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old Aug 26th, 14, 07:35 AM Thread Starter
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Question how many quarts of oil in a stock 302 engine

I couldn't find this info..... is it 5 or 6 quarts(w/filter) of oil in a stock 69 dz oil pan. my dipstick that I have installed reads w/ 5 qts its reading 1 qt low. just checking as I don't want to overfill the pan

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Correct dip stick? Green or blue tip in pull loop?

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Not sure if my 70 Z28 dipstick is the same as the 69 Z28, but here's a pic of mine.



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Re: how many quarts of oil in a stock 302 engine

its not the correct stick even though it does have the green in the pull loop. its a gm stick but not the right one. my sticks says at five qts to add one more. thanks guys. at least I know now

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Not sure if my 70 Z28 dipstick is the same as the 69 Z28, but here's a pic of mine.


This is the factory correct 69 Z/28 dip stick in this photo.
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mark, can you measure the dipstick for me if you can, just want to do a comparison

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my dipstick is different from the one shown and it measures 18 1/2 inches long(measuring just the blade). on mine it says to use se oil.

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Re: how many quarts of oil in a stock 302 engine

I might just get in on this measuring dip sticks. Mine measures 18 1/4" , from tip to just at the sealing umbrella tube , I could be off 1/16" . I have the same SAE oil stamp and part number 3951576 with the M stamp and I have a dimple under the loop. I have a green tip on the pull loop.

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mark, can you measure the dipstick for me if you can, just want to do a comparison
Dipstick tube holder is 6-1/2" from the block to the top.
Dipstick flat part is 18-9/16" long.
Dipstick end to add mark is 1-1/8".
Dipstick end to full mark is 2".

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Re: how many quarts of oil in a stock 302 engine

X2 on the 5 quarts. Is the tube seated all the way down in the block?

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late to the ball game but here is food for thought. I had my 69 Z-28 at a local mechanic shop back in early 70's for something. This guy raced small block engines and was a huge force on the local dirt track. HE SAID" More engines are screwed up and lost by low oil than high levels,,,therefore he went on to say this motor (and ALL small block chevys,plus others) would be well served to run an extra quart of oil a all times. 6 in this case. His point was you get down past the add with running 5 and your at 3 something and that just wont do. He also claimed there was ZERO chance of doing harm to it in running the extra quart. Under hard accel or sharp corner the oil sump could suck air which MAY cause lots bigger probs.

SO,,,,my opinion is on this subject ,,, SIX quarts and love having the extra cushion.
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SO,,,,my opinion is on this subject ,,, SIX quarts and love having the extra cushion.
Have you tried this? No issues with oil foaming?

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