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    Light Load Member coadman's Avatar
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    3406B engine oil capacity?

    We bought an old 1988 Pete with a Cat 3406B motor in it, so we have it in our shop now to change all the fluids. Only problem, I don't know how much oil this thing holds, can anyone help me out?
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    If you popped both plugs it should take 10 gallons but you might want to check it at 9.

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    takes 10 gallons , check the dipstick after you start the engine and let the oil settle back down. if it is not on the mark , make a new mark. believe it or not , the dipstick may not be right. if you buy a new one , from the cat house, they have to be "calibrated". johnny

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    Put in 9 and checked it,,,,just a little on the low side, so added the other gallon, and it was just right,,,,so 10 it is,,,,thanks guys!