442 oil capacity
I recently purchased a 1969 Olds 442. Changed oil and filter for the first time. Now have 6 quarts in the engine and dip stick still shows it OVER a quart low. I do not think engine is original to the car. It has a casting number 390925E which I am told is rare but I have not found out why. Visual inspection of the oil pan, it does not appear to be anything out of the ordinary. All the info available says capacity should be 5 quarts except Toranado which takes six. Can you help with this delema?
someone couldve easily changed the dipstick and most aftermarket dipsticks aren't 100% accurate.
casting number 390925E IS very rare according to Olds FAQ -- Blocks - 442.com www.442.com/oldsfaq/ofblk.htm But I waited and waited and the site would not load, so couldn't find out why
One site did load and said it takes 7.5 quarts for a 1968..don't know if that would be different from '69.but I am not suggesting you add that much..if overfull and the crankshaft dips in to the oil it will whip it in to foam and that is obviously not good
http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Archive/Event/Item/1966-OLDSMOBILE- 442-CONVERTIBLE-157817 way cool, a 1966 at auction minimum bid $41,800 wow
Thanks. What was the site that said 7.5 Quarts fo a 1968. I would like to take a look.
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