How can I tell if I have the correct dip stick? I recently bought a 1965 Econoline with the 240 ci engine. I found a lively discussion thread from a couple of years ago regarding oil capacity of the L6 engines, and concluded that with an oil change I'd need at least 5 qts. and likely a little more. It turns out that with 5 qts (and filter change), the dip stick shows it to be WAY over-filled. I drained about a quart out to get it down to "full". So, either there is 2 inches of crud in my oil pan, or I have the wrong stick, or ......what? The dip stick in the van is about 13 3/4 inches long (measuring from where the top of the tube rests), with the full mark about 1 5/16 inches from the tip. No part numbers on the stick. Can anyone confirm this is what the stick is supposed to be, or suggest why 5 qts over-filled the oil pan? Thanks. kjhales
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