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Author Topic: oil level/below block 60 series  (Read 592 times)
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« on: September 22, 2013, 06:16:03 AM »

I have done no more than recognize than something doesn't add up here. Good answers are causing me to go further. If as one suggested I have wrong pan; I need to discover that now.. The stock dipstick was still attached in it's original position and that is what I was measuring by.  Is 1 inch below block a good point for a 60 series Detroit?  I will check that measurement today.   I do hope this is a error on my part that is a simple as a dipstick adjustment. I don't need to beat rod bearings out by getting to much oil in the engine.   Bob
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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2013, 07:51:16 AM »

My concern would be trying to cool 6 gals of oil in a series 60 I know DD says one can run with with 6.5 gals min I just wonder what type cooler you would need

The book doesn't say much except to use synthetic for sumps with 8.5 gals to the 6.5 gals min capacity then regular oil up to 22 gals and that is on a off road engine nothing on a highway engine all I can find is 10 to 14 gals for a highway engine  


 I bet running less than 10 gals on a highway engine one would stay busy with the 44 code flashing  
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2013, 08:20:13 AM »

The S60 (12.7) in the 1995 102D takes about 9.5 gallons.

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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2013, 08:46:17 AM »

Best I can remember was that the full mark was level with the pan. When I was going thru the change over to a truck engine and a bus pan I THINK I remember something in the manual on this. Mine took 10 gals with filter and oil cooler.
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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2013, 09:21:27 AM »

All is good 10 gal in... tube had slipped.  I get award for lack of observation...  Better safe now than on side of road tomorrow!...  10 gal= 1 1/4 below block will check pan # might need 11 gal.   Bob
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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2013, 09:30:33 AM »

I think you get an award for eagle eye observation and challenging the obvious!  Good job not just taking the dip-sticks word for the level and keeping looking till you found the problem.

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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2013, 12:39:32 PM »

Bob

Glad you got it sorted out!

 that is the oil pan from that bus. I bought it from the trucker  that bought the engine after the fire.
Other than that I can't help.

Dick
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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2013, 01:54:07 PM »

Guess I could have called.  Sometimes the simple answers evade. It is the original prevost equipment type.  All is good in bus land now. That confirms everything.. Thanks Dick.    Bob   
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