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Capacities

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by jfannin, May 22, 2001.

  1. jfannin

    jfannin LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    I was wondering what the fuel tank capacity and oil capacity would be for a stock 1984 K10 w/250 Inline Six. I think the fuel tank holds around 16 to 18 gallons? Thanks.
     
  2. Motoman69X@aol.com

    Motoman69X@aol.com LawnSite Member
    from MN
    Messages: 42

    It should hold 16 gallons of fuel, and I think 5 qts of oil If im not mistaken
     
  3. 75

    75 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 992

    I believe fuel tank capacities are 16 gallons for shortbox and 20 gallons for longbox, a GM manual (for '70's trucks) states the oil capacity without filter is 5 quarts for a 292 L6, 4 quarts for all other engines. The filter itself holds 1 quart, so 5 quarts of oil total for that 250 L6 is correct - you 'ain't mistaken Motoman! :D
     
  4. cat320

    cat320 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    I had a 20 gal tank in my '85 chevy with long bed the shorter bed was 16 I think.
     
  5. 85w/350

    85w/350 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 244

    maybe my tanks have been swapped out but i think both my longbed and shortbed hold 16gallons(saddle tanks)... (I've run out of gas before in both :rolleyes:)
     
  6. Chuck Smith

    Chuck Smith LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 849

    It's possible 85..... The short beds have the 16 gallon, and the long beds have the 20 gallon. You can put a 16 on a long bed, but you can't put a 20 on a short bed.

    ~Chuck
     

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