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01-10-5
  • ENGINE – 6.8L – OIL LEVEL INDICATOR READS INACCURATE – SUPER DUTY F-53 MOTORHOME CHASSIS VEHICLES – UPDATED OIL LEVEL INDICATOR
Publication Date: MAY 15, 2001

FORD:
1999-2001 SUPER DUTY F-53 STRIPPED CHAS.

ISSUE:

On some 6.8L equipped Super Duty F-53 Motorhome chassis vehicles, the oil level readings on the engine oil level indicator (dipstick) may read inaccurate (low) when the actual levels are within acceptable limits and adequate oil volume is in the sump. This may be noticed after an oil change, 5.7 L (6 quarts) of oil are added, and the engine has been started to fill the galleys and filter. The engine oil level indicator may then indicate 0.47 to 0.95 L (1/2 to 1 quart) low. This may be caused by the oil level indicator design.

ACTION:

Remove engine oil level indicator and replace with new design engine Oil Level Indicator (F81Z-6750-HC) which has correct markings to record oil levels at acceptable ranges. The new indicator has a “loop” handle. The prior indicator has a “Tee” stick-type handle (Figure 1).


PART NUMBERPART NAME
F81Z-6750-HCIndicator – Oil Level

OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES:

NONE

WARRANTY STATUS:

Information Only

OASIS CODES:

401000, 499000




Figure 1 – Article 01-10-5


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