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Old 04-02-2005, 09:55 AM   #1
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This is a really dumb question, but I can't find the answer in any of my docs.
I have a Cummins ISC 8.3, 350hp.
I just had it serviced by my Winny dealer in the last town we were in. Just to satisy myself, I pulled the dipstick to make sure the dealer refilled the crankcase. The dipstick showed about 1" of oil on the "twisted" end of the dipstick. The dipstick also has a notch cut into it about 6" from the end. But no writing to say "Full", Low", etc. I checked my manuals and couldn't find anywhere that explained how to read the dipstick. I assumed the notch would be the "Full" mark, but I'm afraid of overfilling.

So, dumb quesstion is: How do I read the dipstick?

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Old 04-02-2005, 09:55 AM   #2
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This is a really dumb question, but I can't find the answer in any of my docs.
I have a Cummins ISC 8.3, 350hp.
I just had it serviced by my Winny dealer in the last town we were in. Just to satisy myself, I pulled the dipstick to make sure the dealer refilled the crankcase. The dipstick showed about 1" of oil on the "twisted" end of the dipstick. The dipstick also has a notch cut into it about 6" from the end. But no writing to say "Full", Low", etc. I checked my manuals and couldn't find anywhere that explained how to read the dipstick. I assumed the notch would be the "Full" mark, but I'm afraid of overfilling.

So, dumb quesstion is: How do I read the dipstick?

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Old 04-02-2005, 01:13 PM   #3
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If in dought call Cummins Have the vin.# ready they will look it up and set You strait or should I would also ask how mutch oil the place installed that You went to..My 2003 Ho 5.9 takes 12 Qts and a cup w-filter..so that gives You a idea all oil burners hold more than a gas motor..Just My .02 John
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Paul, it should hold about 5.5 gals if yours has the same oil pan as mine.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">How do I read the dipstick? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The Cummins Website is usually pretty helpful but I couldn't solve the dipstick mystery there.

5.5 gallons sounds like alot off hand but engines and pans vary.

You'd best call 1-800-DIESELS. Cummins should be able to tell you.
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