Author Topic: How many quarts of oil does a Big Block V8 - 454 7.4L engine take?  (Read 3411 times)

Offline ullearn

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How many quarts of oil does a Big Block V8 - 454 7.4L engine take?

I know it can be dependent upon the oil pan, but I have seen answers range from 5 quarts to 7 quarts w/filter (engine block id is 361959).  Any way to know for sure?  I don't believe the dip stuck on this truck is original so I can't trust it.

Here is a profile view of the oil pan (ignore the filter, see my other thread to know what happened there), I was hoping someone knew this oil pan based on the comparison size of the flexplate?


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Re: How many quarts of oil does a Big Block V8 - 454 7.4L engine take?
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2013, 08:18:00 PM »
The 1977 C10 454 we had where I worked in the early 90s took 7 with filter.

My 454 takes 8 with filter. However mine has an LS6 Corvette pan on it.
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Re: How many quarts of oil does a Big Block V8 - 454 7.4L engine take?
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2013, 01:13:52 PM »
i have a 76-77 454 in my truck with stock pan and it takes 7 with the filter
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Re: How many quarts of oil does a Big Block V8 - 454 7.4L engine take?
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2013, 01:48:06 PM »
My 1985 takes 7 with the tall filter
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Offline Nthefamily

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Re: How many quarts of oil does a Big Block V8 - 454 7.4L engine take?
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2013, 06:58:55 PM »
My 77 454 takes seven with filter and has stock oil pan.
« Last Edit: November 14, 2013, 07:05:49 PM by Nthefamily »

 


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