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Farmer Ted 08-09-2004 01:54 PM

LT-1 Oil capacity
Can't find my owners manual and can't remember if the beast takes 5 quarts or 6....

Anyone got a book handy?


east tx skier 08-09-2004 03:17 PM

Tim, this isn't the answer, but do you remember which era it was that didn't have the right sized dipstick. For some reason, that crossed my mind this morning, and I wanted to be sure to order a new one if I needed it before changing my oil this year.

NSXBill 08-09-2004 04:50 PM

I thought that was the transmission oil dipstick.

east tx skier 08-09-2004 05:51 PM

You may be right. Do you remember what years/engine? Sorry to jack your thread, Tim.

John B 08-09-2004 06:31 PM

My Owner's Manual is for 1996 Prostar 190 and 205 it says
LT1 Oil Capacity................4-5 Quarts with filter change Verify with dipstick
Oil Type...........SAF 20-50 Racing oil
I guess that means that if you don't change the filter its 4 quarts 5 if you do.

NatesGr8 08-09-2004 10:56 PM

Yeah i'm interested in which boat had the wrong dip stick, i think i'm having a problem with my tranny (it seems too full) and i think it might be that. Thanks. :D

Farmer Ted 08-09-2004 11:03 PM

John B,

Thanks for the help! I thought 5 sounded right but was starting to second guess myself.


JimN 08-09-2004 11:10 PM

Doug- before you order a new dipstick, why not call MC or a MC dealer and verify the part number? The short stick was an issue in '97 and/or, early '98. It was a GM problem and they didn't supply the right sticks based on mounting angle.

lakes Rick 08-10-2004 02:20 AM

My 94 350 TBI engine came with the wrong dipstick.. I believe I got the correct dipstick # off this site a few years ago.. It was a 6 qt dipstick and sure screwed with me for a while until I got the correct one.... SO some of the engines out there are 6 qt capacity, not mine...... If someone can use it let me know........

east tx skier 08-10-2004 12:07 PM

Thanks, I just couldn't remember and didn't want to screw anything up. Again, sorry to get off topic (although I've seen it happen before).

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