View Full Version : Is this a stock 502 oil pan?

07-26-2014, 09:49 PM
I'm getting close to firing my engine but I don't know if I overfilled with oil or not.
I have at least 8 qts of oil in the pan, but it's just barely registering on the dipstick.

Does anyone know if this is a stock 502 oil pan, or is it oversized?

Ed Donnelly
07-27-2014, 06:49 AM
In your post 496 to 502 there is a picture of Carls 502 I think post 109
It looks to be the same oil pan as yours
BUT I have been known to be wrong....Ed

07-27-2014, 10:55 AM
Here are two photos of my pan. 1997 502. Starboard side looks the same. Port photo has a lot of crap in the way.

(old photos, before the rebuild :yes:)


Morgan's Cloud
07-27-2014, 11:40 AM
I don't know if it's of any help to you , but our stock 502mpi only takes about 7 qts to be at the 'max' position on the dipstick.

You could well have an oversized pan OR a 'shortie' dipstick .

07-27-2014, 11:58 AM
a 'shortie' dipstick .

make sure of this first .................... :wrench:

07-27-2014, 12:12 PM
I seem to have misplaced, or lost, my dipstick. I couldn't seem to find anything that came close to doing the job, so I bought another that was obviously much too long.
I stuck it down the tube to determine how much too long it was and shortened it to fit. Of course I lost all the markings which wouldn't have been correct anyway. I started out by adding 4 qts. to the empty pan (which is smaller than yours) and made a mark w/a file at the oil level. Then I added two more quarts, one at a time, and made more marks. This is pretty easy to do and should give some confidence.

07-28-2014, 11:42 AM
Looks stock to me. All of my 502's have looked just like that.

07-31-2014, 01:57 PM
Thanks for the responses.

Tidbarts exact pan and dipstick/tube is exactly what I have.
My only guess is, I may be able to push the tube further into the rubber hose connected to the pan.