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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-20-2017, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
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Oil level question about Canton pan.

I have an 9qt pan, but it shows on the high mark on the dipstick after putting in only 5 qts. Should I leave it with 5? Put in 9 and remark the dipstick? I'm thinking that maybe the dipstick is not pan specific, and should be remarked. Thanks!!-- Mike

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I have a Canton pan from North Race Cars for my modular 4-cam V8. Capacity is 8 qts in this case, stock dip stick reads correct as full when 8 qts with filter. Who provided the pan? If capacity of pan is 9 qts, I would not run it with only 5, sounds like potential disaster. I would confirm with Canton what to do about fill capacity and markings on the dip stick. Don't guess on this one, check with seller and Canton before making a decision on how much to fill and why the dip stick reading is off.


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Try taking the dipstick out and see if you can measure it outside the dipstick tube to see how far it extends into the pan and where the 'full' mark is relative to the top of the pan.

Sounds like the incorrect dipstick.

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is the pan a 9 qt pan plus the oil filter?

Several years ago I was trying to buy a 440 Mopar pan. The companies were listing a 4 1/2 qt and others a 5 qts pan. After hours of searching I found that they were the same pan. Some listed it with out oil for the filters.

Sounds like you have the wrong dip stick. If the pan is a nine quart pan then I would add nine qts and remark the dip stick.
If it's a 8 1/2 qt then I would add nine qts., run it for a couple of minutes to fill the oil filter, then let it sit for ten minutes and remark the dipstick.


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Thanks guys. I will call Canton tomorrow. This is the pan.

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To me it looks like the dipstick now goes into the Canton Pan.

Do you still have the original dipstick and can you put it into its original place? Then fill the pan to the full spot on that dipstick and note the level on the new dipstick.

I would think you still need to fill to the original level, it is just a larger capacity below that level that you now have to aid in cooling and staying less contaminated/per volume of oil over the same period of time.


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