DETROIT DIESEL 53
O I L LEVEL DIPSTICK
A steel ribbon type oil level dipstick IS mounted in an
adaptor on the side of the engine (Fig. 1) to check the
amount of oil in the engine oil pan The dipstick has
markings to indicate the Low and full oil level.
The engine should not be operated if the oil level is
below the Low mark and no advantage is gained by
Fig. 1 - Typical oil Dipstick Mounting
having the oil quantity above the Full mark. Start and
operate the engine for ten minutes to fill the oil filter,
oil passages, etc., then stop the engine. After the
minutes, add oil as required to bring the oil level up to
the full mark on the dipstick.
engine has been stopped for a minimum of ten
April, 1971 SEC. 4.6 Page 1