Need help with a oil change situation

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Never drive a truck low 2 quarts in the crankcase, not even for 100 yards.
 

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Never drive a truck low 2 quarts in the crankcase, not even for 100 yards.
Haha, back in my youth I'd regularly drive around a quart or two down. And that was an engine that only held two quarts. I didn't do it on purpose, I just had a car that leaked that much oil LOL. I wouldn't recommend doing that, especially in a newer vehicle. At the time I was driving a car I bought for $100, and couldn't afford to fix the car. When you add up how much I spent on oil in the end, I probably could have fixed it several times over. :crazy:
 

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Haha, back in my youth I'd regularly drive around a quart or two down. And that was an engine that only held two quarts. I didn't do it on purpose, I just had a car that leaked that much oil LOL. I wouldn't recommend doing that, especially in a newer vehicle. At the time I was driving a car I bought for $100, and couldn't afford to fix the car. When you add up how much I spent on oil in the end, I probably could have fixed it several times over. :crazy:
Way back in my high school days,i had a buddy that had an old 327 Impala that leaked and burned more oil then Opec,and he used to scrounge all the used oil he could from the local garages to keep it running,lol.Was never a mosquito problem when that car was at the outdoor bush parties :Big Laugh: :Big Laugh:
 

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Mine was an old Chevelle with a 283. I never changed the oil in that car, I just replaced the filter every couple thousand miles. They sure don't build 'em like they used to. :boti:
 

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After you drain your oil, and then refill/swap filter, there is still oil all over every single surface. Maybe if you took 2 hrs to let it drip, theres still a coating on every single surface. I used to prefill, now I just flood-start the motor for 15 seconds and let it go. Oil pump will do its thing.

Let them sort out exactly how many angels can dance on the pinhead. It's what drives 84.2% of all internet forum traffic. Statistics made up on the spot make up the remaining 26.8%, with the remainder being people correcting others' grammar or math.
 

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Let them sort out exactly how many angels can dance on the pinhead. It's what drives 84.2% of all internet forum traffic. Statistics made up on the spot make up the remaining 26.8%, with the remainder being people correcting others' grammar or math.
80% of all statistics are made up, including this one. :D BTW, 84.2% + 26.8% = 110%.
 

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Yes I understand the first rule. If I could have gone to the store for oil I would have done that but with my situation being it was almost 1 am, everything was closed and my son was asleep and couldn’t just leave him alone at home to make a trip to the Walmart even if they were still 24/7.. and I needed to change the oil at that time or I wouldn’t be able to at all before showing the truck.

The second rule I didn’t feel at all comfortable with considering I wanted that oil out to begin with, that’s the reason for the post. “Drain the oil you don’t want in the truck, then from the drain pan dump it back in the truck”… I’m not at all knowledgeable with oil specs and what everything means and why to use certain grades but, I do know that of all the routes to take if I was to go through with it wouldn’t have been that one.

Either use what was on hand for the last two
Use the 5qt I had and limp it to the store nice and easy for the remaining 2qts
Or
Manage my time better by realizing if I’m trying to sell the truck I should probably find the time to service the oil at a reasonable hour

Either way, I made things work out. Changed it correctly, showed the truck, got low balled, kept the truck and got an oil change.

Now I’m trying to fix the exhaust leaks at ALL the flanges.

Thanks guys, hope the weekend is treating everybody good. Take care
Yeah, driving to the store in a normal low rpm manner wouldn't have hurt a thing. Probably wouldn't want to go WOT or up a 45 degree incline though :)

I wouldn't have put the old oil in, not unless I was 4+ qts shy lol.
 

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The tick on my 2014 5.7 significantly improves when I add lucas stabilizer or use 10w40
 
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