Chevy 8.1 Vortec - Check Oil?

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  1. Bryan

    Bryan Read Only Funster

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    Hi,

    My engine is as above. The oil dipstick has three marks with hatching between the three.

    Below the bottom mark it says to add a quart.

    Do I check when engine is cold and been sat ages or after a run and engine cooled a little?

    Plus, if you know where I can download a manual or two for my workhorse/vortec combination I'd appreciate that too :BigGrin:

    Bryan
     
  2. pappajohn

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    hi Bryan,

    check when the oil has had chance to run back to the sump and i check mine cold if possible.
    big engine like that may have a couple of pints in the oilways / cam covers when just stopped.:thumb:
     
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    AFAIK It should be checked when it is warm.
     
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    Geo!!!!!!
     
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    I allways check mine with a warm engine but always give it 10 minutes to settle before checking

    so a bit of both your answers

    Why dont you check in both situations and see if there is a difference
     
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    I would do it HOT after letting it settle for 10mins or so..

    Workhorse manual

    Jim
     
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    I want to know who told Brayn were to find the dipstick, never mind read it:BigGrin:
    any who does it matter:Doh:
    The difference between hot,warm or cold can be mesured in fluid ounces or parts thereof nothing to get excited about
    Best practice however dictates a warm engine a few minuets after switching off dip and check twice to confirm 1st reading wipe dipstick between checks, more important use correct oil and dont over fill
    here endeth the first lesson
    Rev Geo:thumb:
     
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