Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Weaverville, NC
I recently replaced my engine with a 5.7 Vortec engine from a '01 Express 1500 Van. The tube and dipstick for the van was a mile long, so I ordered a tube and stick for a '98 pickup, which had the the same engine. I compared the ends of the dipticks from the bump that locates the tubes, and the indicator marks are signiicantly different. The van dipstick is about a qt higher than the trucks.
My question: Which should I trust. Both dipsticks should indicate the same level regardless of the pan capacity???
'69 - Vortec's/Hot Cam/700R4/12 bolt and primer