Engine Mechanical problem
1999 Chevy Truck V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 140000 miles
This has a 350 engine with the stock oil cooler in the radiator. I rebuilt the engine recently. When I first filled it with oil it took seven quarts. When I gave it the first oil change after 500 miles, only 5 1/2 quarts drained out. I imagine the other 1 1/2 quarts are in the oil cooler. I have two friends with similar trucks, and they say when they change oil it only takes 5 1/2 quarts too. How do I drain the oil from the oil cooler. Is everybody leaving 1 1/2 quarts of dirty oil in their trucks every oil change, or am I just crazy?
Thursday, February 5th, 2009 AT 10:41 PM