Author Topic: 6V92T Oil level  (Read 2672 times)

Offline Beatenbo

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6V92T Oil level
« on: July 07, 2006, 07:17:50 PM »
My MCI has a 6V92 as the previous. 2   I have always filled the filter when replacing and 6 gallons of oil total. That puts it to the full mark.  Done this 5 years on 2 buses. I bought a new operators manual and it says 30 qts. That would run oil out the dip tube. Just curious to know how much you guys put in.

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Re: 6V92T Oil level
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2006, 07:23:00 PM »
Over the years of servicing buses I've seen them take anywhere between 5 to 8 gals +/- filters, and it doesn't matter which engine either! It all depends on who spec'd it, and what oil pan it came with! BK  ;D
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Re: 6V92T Oil level
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2006, 09:54:24 PM »
IIRC, according to DDA, the correct full oil level is 1" below the bottom of the block/oil pan juncture, measured cold (or after 30 minutes shut down).

Might want to measure your coach's dipstick and see if it's reading correctly.

As BK says, 5 - 8 gallons, depending on the oil pan.  My own coach takes 7, for example.

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Re: 6V92T Oil level
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2006, 10:41:18 PM »
I know I'm talking a different motor, but my 8V-71N takes 10 gallons-mainly because the bus has the big 750series Liberfiner bypass oil filter.  Big range on oil fills!  Good Luck, TomC
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Re: 6V92T Oil level
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2006, 10:03:38 AM »
Tom, Your lucky to have that much oil cap. It helps also in engine cooling. Charlie