Nolan, that is the correct dipstick. You are adding just 2 quarts I would assume ? I will say that the level on most 700's of our era comes out about a quarter to a half an inch high over full even if you carefully measure two quarts out of a gallon before installing it.
Thanks for the feed back. Now that I know I have the right dipstick, I have to look elsewhere. I had a one gallon jug with 4 quarts marked on the side. The oil level in the jug was just under the 2 quart mark. I know I put in 2 quarts.
Thinking back, it was over full when I drained it and I don't think there was anywhere near 2 quarts drained out. I still have the old oil in a drain pan. I will measure it.
This Ranger only has 600 hours on it. I bought it at 500 hours and changed the oil. It was overfull when I was done and I assumed I put in to much oil. Could the crankcase have something in it that is taking up space?
Any ideas on what to look for would be appreciated.
Ok, here goes. I pulled a bone head. I am posting so anyone watching will not be wondering what happened. This is the story: I pulled the plug on the transmission, drained the oil, removed the engine oil filter and replaced it with a new one, put the transmission plug back in, and then added 2 quarts of oil to the engine. That is now I ended up with way to much oil on the dipstick.
I have now undone that mistake and have everything changed out and filled up with new oil. I have made a note for myself in the service records as follows: Transmission plug is 8mm hex and the engine plug is 6mm hex.
Fortunately it is quite cold here in Wyoming and I had not pulled the Ranger out of the garage after the first attempt at an oil change.
It happens. My buddy did the same thing with his Ford Ranger. He drained the manual transmission thinking it was the engine. He did drive it around for a short while when the gears became a bit hard to shift and his engine was spewing frothy oil all over the place…oops.
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