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MitchF150

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Posted: 03/22/20 11:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

+/- 1/2 qt will not make any difference to the engine. It does not know the difference.. IMO, I think it's worse to be over filled then even being a qt low...

Pretty sure all the Triton engines basically call for 6 qts, even the V10.

The dip sticks have a MIN to MAX range. As long as it's in the middle, you are going to be fine.. Go over MAX and that's overfilled and, well, do what you want at that point... [emoticon]

I also don't follow the "10k" mile oil change interval.. I do 1/2 that and change at no more than 5k miles.

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The original V-10 F-53 came with a short dipstick (1999-2000) making it appear it needed more oil to bring it up to the full mark. The replacement dipstick was Part # F81Z-6750-HC Indicator - Oil Level

The correct capacity of the V-10 in the F-53 has always been 6 quarts with a filter change unless you've modified the oil pan.

TSB 01-10-5 Publication Date: MAY 15, 2001

ENGINE - 6.8L - OIL LEVEL INDICATOR READS INACCURATE - SUPER DUTY F-53 MOTORHOME CHASSIS VEHICLES - UPDATED OIL LEVEL INDICATOR

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).

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F81Z-6750-HC Indicator - Oil Level


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DFord wrote:

The original V-10 F-53 came with a short dipstick (1999-2000) making it appear it needed more oil to bring it up to the full mark. The replacement dipstick was Part # F81Z-6750-HC Indicator - Oil Level

The correct capacity of the V-10 in the F-53 has always been 6 quarts with a filter change unless you've modified the oil pan.

TSB 01-10-5 Publication Date: MAY 15, 2001

ENGINE - 6.8L - OIL LEVEL INDICATOR READS INACCURATE - SUPER DUTY F-53 MOTORHOME CHASSIS VEHICLES - UPDATED OIL LEVEL INDICATOR

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 NUMBER PART NAME
F81Z-6750-HC Indicator - Oil Level


2002 Ford Excursion V-10 always took just over 6 1/2 qts. I always put the full 7 in and it was just over the full mark by a hair. Same goes for my 2012 F53. But on mine it seems to be full at the 61/2 qts. 6qts would make it below the full mark.


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You can NOT rely on the marks on the dipstick.

Rely on the owner's manual and what Ford calls for. Back in the days that TSB was issued, the owners that put 7 quarts in complained the V-10 used oil. After they started to listen to reason and stopped at 6 quarts, the engines stopped using oil.

Again I say, unless you've made changes to the oil pan, 6 quarts is all that Ford recommends for the V-10. If you don't want to replace the dipstick, after changing oil and filter, refill the crankcase with oil. Run the engine for a couple minutes. Turn it off, let it set for awhile and using a file, put a new "Full" mark on the dipstick and adjust the add oil mark downward till it's the same distance it was below the original Full mark.

Or ignore good advice and do your own thing.

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Well we have 6, 6 1/2 and 7 quarts as to the replies on here, I just changed my oil over the weekend and it took 6 1/2 quarts this time with the motor craft oil filter.

6 quarts reads low on dipstick but not under the mark, 6 1/2 quarts has the oil level near the top but not on or over the mark.

Yes the manual say 6 but my dipstick says 6 1/2.

I never got the memo and never heard of the dip stick issue was on the 07 F-53 chassis.

Also to note I have always used around 6 1/2 quarts for the past 6 years without any issues or seal leakage and I never have to add oil even after 1 year.

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At 7 qts my V-10’s never used any oil! And being a technician I would know. Also 10-12 hours on the highway at 70 mph would show any issues with being overfill on oil. So as far as I’m concerned 6 1/2-7qts is what I use.

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The owners manual for our 2018 Miramar (2017 F53 chassis) says 7 quarts. That puts the dipstick just under the top of the full shaded area. I haven't noticed any oil consumption but only have 11,000 miles on my motorhome and have only done 3 oil changes so far.


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The owner's manual and Ford Motor Company are the final word here. If you're not following their recommendations, you're wrong. It's just that simple.

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DFord wrote:

The owner's manual and Ford Motor Company are the final word here. If you're not following their recommendations, you're wrong. It's just that simple.


Well it appears that some where around 2016 to 2018 the manual now says 7 quarts, did ford make the oil pan larger or is it the same and they recognize their error.

I can not find a dipstick issue with the 2007 F53 model V-10 online, only the older V10's.

I think the error is in my manual..

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