Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Ford Vans and other vehicles > Ranchero & 1961 - 1967 Econoline
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 02-08-2013, 04:42 PM
kjhales kjhales is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 8
kjhales is starting off with a positive reputation.
Econoline dip stick

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
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-17-2013, 06:07 PM
EmilBarnabas EmilBarnabas is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 120
EmilBarnabas is starting off with a positive reputation.
There are different sticks for different vehicles. Some sticks go into the pan and some go into the block. Some tubes are longer than others.

Fill the engine with the right amount of oil. Run it a while to get the oil in the filter, then shut it off and check the level. Make a mark on your dipstick. That's the new full level.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-19-2013, 11:40 AM
NumberDummy's Avatar
NumberDummy NumberDummy is offline
Ford Parts Specialist
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hacienda Heights CA
Posts: 54,455
NumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputation
C5TZ-6750-J .. Engine Oil Dipstick / 12.52" top of shield to fill / 13.06" top of shield to add / 13.82" top of shield to end / Available from Ford.

Applications: 1965/66 F100/250 240/300 I-6 4WD & F350 / 1965/67 Econoline 240 I-6 / 1965/72 F600 300 H/D I-6.

MSRP: $15.22 // FTE sponsor tousleyfordparts.com price: $10.04.
__________________
Bill / Retired Ford Parts Manager / Part number research: 1928/2001 trucks & 1928/89 passenger cars.

2013 Escape FWD 2.0L Eco-Boost
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-25-2013, 09:05 PM
kjhales kjhales is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 8
kjhales is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thanks, NumberDummy. My measurements were less than 0.1 inch off from what you listed, so I will assume it's telling me the truth.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-30-2013, 07:10 AM
NumberDummy's Avatar
NumberDummy NumberDummy is offline
Ford Parts Specialist
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hacienda Heights CA
Posts: 54,455
NumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputation
Seems I already answered this question.
__________________
Bill / Retired Ford Parts Manager / Part number research: 1928/2001 trucks & 1928/89 passenger cars.

2013 Escape FWD 2.0L Eco-Boost
Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2013, 07:10 AM
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Ford Vans and other vehicles > Ranchero & 1961 - 1967 Econoline

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I6 223 block & oil dip stick question mgargiullo 1957 - 1960 F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 6 02-09-2014 10:17 AM
312 Y-block grnboger 1961 - 1966 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 16 01-07-2014 05:51 PM
Dip Stick question tanman722001 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 5 01-10-2013 07:50 PM
Oil overfill abah 2004 - 2008 F150 1 12-06-2012 01:03 PM
Oil Capacity for 2004 Expedition 5.4 4WD Cornell1 Expedition & Navigator 13 09-26-2012 08:36 AM



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup