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Brizzo Jenkins posted a topic in 2019-2023 Silverado & Sierra TroubleshootingI have the 4.3 L V6 Silverado that calls for 6 quarts of oil. However, if I put 6 quarts in the truck it seems to be well past the full “waffle mark“ (crosshatch fill zone)on the dipstick. It actually almost goes up to the point where the dipstick reader and the wire connect. Seems awfully high. However, if I put 5 1/2 quarts in it, it almost reaches the top of the waffle impression. and yes, I completely emptied the oil and drained it on a flat surface. in fact, when you read the dipstick with 6 quarts of oil in it, it’s almost hard to tell that the oil is actually going well above the top of the full mark of the dipstick because it tapers off at the top. If you hold it in the perfect light, you can tell that it is well above the waffle mark Anyone else notice this oddity in the dipstick reading?
8L90e OEM Dipstick
BlancoSilverado posted a topic in 2019-2023 Silverado & Sierra ModsHello T1XX owners, Did anyone put a dipstick in there 8L90e transmission yet? I would like to get a dipstick but am not excited about spending $180 and putting three holes in my new truck. B&M makes one that works but $180 seems like a lot(also three holes). Has anyone taken one from a Camaro and put it in? They have the same trans but different motor. so it might fit the trans but the bolt location might be different. My question again is, has anyone did it yet? What did you buy? How do you like it?
Smoke coming from transmission dipstick
carsonj493 posted a topic in 2014 - 2019 Silverado & SierraI checked the transmission fluid when I got home from work today. I checked it at idle while in park and the fluid level was perfect. However I noticed a little smoke, kind of like a haze coming out from where the dipstick goes in. I never noticed this before.. Is this normal on these trucks? Should I be concerned? Truck is a 2014 5.3L with 41,300 miles.
Oil Dipsick Tube Mod Change
bljsulli posted a topic in 1999-2013 Silverado & Sierra 1500I have recently changed out the oil dipstick tube on my 2009 GMC Sierra (5.3L). The new tube has a mod that causes it to be relocated closer to the front of the engine between cylinders 4 and 6. This was no problem to accomplish, but the original dipstick is now too long. Does anyone have an idea of the length of the shorter dipstick. I can probably figure out where to mark the level indication if I can get a rough idea of the overall length.
I have a 2" level on the front of my truck and some taller tires, and now I can't reach the dipstick for the engine oil. Not a major thing but it's a pain having to get a step stool out just to reach and check my oil level. Has anyone found a GM or aftermarket dipstick with a longer handle on it that will work on this engine ?