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 Volvo 5.7 oil capacity?
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muddkatt

RO# 27304

Posted - Oct 27 2007 :  10:34:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How many quarts of oil is needed to fill the 1997 5.7 (GM) after a oil and filter change?
5 quarts and it barely touches the dipstick.

1997 Wellcraft Eclipse 2400S
5.7 Volvo Penta tweaked to 330HP
DP-S DuoProp w/F6 props
FWC system by Monitor Products

Homeport: Tarpon Springs, Fl.

Msibley

RO# 16534

Posted - Oct 27 2007 :  10:50:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is your engine level? Inaccurate readings will happen if you have a list or the boat "squats" heavily. 5 quarts with filter is the number.



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muddkatt

RO# 27304

Posted - Oct 27 2007 :  11:13:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The boat is on the trailer, in the driveway, engine is VERY close to being level. I felt like 5 was the number, but it appears that it wants 6-7. I will carry a couple of extra, drop it in the water and add as needed.


1997 Wellcraft Eclipse 2400S
5.7 Volvo Penta tweaked to 330HP
DP-S DuoProp w/F6 props
FWC system by Monitor Products

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Veg

RO# 20854



Posted - Oct 27 2007 :  12:37:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

My engine manual says 6 quarts for each of my Volvo 5.7's with filters. However, since the electric pump I used didn't pump all of it out, they ended up being overfilled even though I started by pouring in less than 5 quarts. I need to go pump a bit of oil out now!



2001 Tiara 2900 Open - "O Sole Mio" - Stillwater, MN

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Sandy

RO# 1159

Posted - Oct 27 2007 :  15:21:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My Crusader 5.7's with the same GM block take approx. 6 1/2 qts total each after a quick start and topping to the mark, including the oil with which I prefill the remote filter at the front of the engine. An engine w/o remote filter would take a bit less. I do have a permanently installed Reverso oil pump that does a good job of getting most all of the old gunk out through the pan drains & I often even sacrifice a half qt of new oil to help chase out the last of the old in the pan.

Sandy

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muddkatt

RO# 27304

Posted - Oct 28 2007 :  10:42:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I finally found the website for Volvo and made it to the CORRECT page, etc.. The 5.7 has a capacity of 6 quarts. Sandy, I had a Pontiac that I bought brand new that had a capacity of 4 quarts according to the owners manual and the shop manual. It took 4.75 quarts fill it to the full mark. The dealer even ordered a new dipstick....4.75 qts with it as well. So the fact that your Crusader 5.7's hold about a half quart extra does not suprise me. My 01 GMC has a 5.3 that holds 6 quarts, but when I change the oil in it, the oil is much higher on the stick than it was on the Volvo after the first 5 qts. Since this boat was just recently purchased, I have to learn all the specs on it. Thanks for the replies everyone.


1997 Wellcraft Eclipse 2400S
5.7 Volvo Penta tweaked to 330HP
DP-S DuoProp w/F6 props
FWC system by Monitor Products

Homeport: Tarpon Springs, Fl. Go to Top of Page

Sandy

RO# 1159

Posted - Oct 28 2007 :  15:14:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Even the way you insert the dipstick will change the indicated level by a good bit because the stick bends under the engine in the pan at a severe angle and the level marks can end up on the upper or lower side. On mine it makes over a 1/4 qt diff in reading, surprising since the stick is so thin. For consistency, I always insert the stick with the printing or oil icon legible from the outside of the engines, and always take a second reading as the 1st is seldom accurate. I expect most do this but it's worth mentioning.

Sandy

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