1997 Chevrolet C-Series

Fluids Capacities and Specifications

Allison Transmission External Filters
6.0 L25011122 (PF897)
7.0 L25011122 (PF897)
6.6 L25011122 (PF897)
Air Compressor Filter
Bendix Tu-Flo 550 (13.2 CFM)2467368
Engine Oil Capacities
6.0 L8 quarts(7.5 L)
7.0 L8 quarts(7.5 L)

Extending the recommended oil change interval requires the use of an infrared oil analysis program which shows the condition of the oil and its additives. For more information, consult your GM Truck dealer, who is an authorized CaterpillarĀ® 3116 engine dealer.
6.6 L19 quarts(18.0 L)

Additional oil is required with auxiliary oil filter systems. Make sure to add enough extra oil to fill the auxiliary oil filter system. For vehicles equipped with the LUBERFINER 750-C, add 14 quarts (13.25 L).
Automatic Transmission Fluid Capacities
Automatic Transmission
AT542 (For Oil Pan Filter Change)30.0 pints(14.0 L)

Add two pints (one liter) when changing spin-on filter.
AT545 (For Oil Pan Filter Change)40.0 pints(19.0 L)

Add two pints (one liter) when changing spin-on filter.
MT643 (For Oil Pan Filter Change)36.0 pints(17.0 L)

Add two pints (one liter) when changing spin-on filter.
MT653 (For Oil Pan Filter Change)36.0 pints(17.0 L)

Add two pints (one liter) when changing spin-on filter.
Manual Transmission Fluid Capacities
Manual Transmission
RT660912.0 pints(5.8 L)
RT661012.0 pints(5.8 L)
RT0661012.0 pints(5.8 L)
RT661316.0 pints(7.5 L)
RT7608LL19.5 pints(9.3 L)
RT860915.0 pints(7.0 L)
FS4205A, FS4205B, FS4205C12.5 pints(5.9 L)
5205A, FS5205C12.5 pints(5.9 L)
FS530619.5 pints(9.2 L)
FS6305A, FS6305B19.5 pints(9.2 L)
FS630619.5 pints(9.2 L)
FS720620.0 pints(9.5 L)
T8607B36.0 pints(17.0 L)
Cooling System Capacity
Cooling System
6.0 L
With Manual Transmission26.0 quarts(24.6 L)
With Automatic Transmission24.0 quarts(22.7 L)
7.0 L
With Manual Transmission26.0 quarts(24.6 L)
with Automatic Transmission24.0 quarts(22.7 L)
6.6 L
With Manual Transmission32.0 quarts(30.3 L)
with Automatic Transmission30.0 quarts(28.4 L)
Fuel Tank Capacities
Fuel Tank
Standard50 gallons(189.3 L)
Optional35 gallons(132.5 L)
Optional60 gallons(227.1 L)
Optional70 gallons(265.0 L)

Two 35-gallon (132 L) tanks
Optional100 gallons(378.5 L)

Two 50-gallon (189 L) tanks
Rear Axle Oil Capacities
Rear Axle
Single Speed
15040S21.0 pints(10.0 L)
19050S25.0 pints(12.0 L)
19060S28.0 pints(13.2 L)
21060D28.0 pints(13.2 L)
21060S28.0 pints(13.2 L)
22060S28.0 pints(13.2 L)
22080S40.0 pints(19.0 L)
23080S40.0 pints(19.0 L)
2343140.0 pints(19.0 L)
23105S48.0 pints(22.7 L)
26085P41.0 pints(19.5 L)
26105S48.0 pints(22.7 L)
30105S46.0 pints(21.8 L)
15040T24.0 pints(11.5 L)
19050T33.0 pints(15.6 L)
19060T35.0 pints(16.7 L)
21060T35.0 pints(16.6 L)
22060T35.0 pints(16.6 L)
23080T39.0 pints(18.4 L)
26080T41.0 pints(19.5 L)
Tandem Axles
DS344 (front)29.0 pints(13.7 L)
RS344 (rear)28.0 pints(13.2 L)
DS454 (front)29.0 pints(13.7 L)
RS454 (rear)28.0 pints(13.2 L)
DS404, DS404P (front)29.0 pints(13.7 L)
RS404 (rear)34.0 pints(16.1 L)
DT402P (front)34.0 pints(16.1 L)
RT402 (rear)34.0 pints(16.1 L)

Many people saved thousands of dollars by doing some technical service procedures for their 1997 Chevrolet C-Series by themselves. The easiest type of technical maintenance is changing engine oil, axles oil, manual and automatic transmission oil. Changing break fluid in 1997 Chevrolet C-Series is also is a simple task. If you want to change engine oil, for instance, by yourself and save a couple of bucks you need to know how much this fluid engine oil is needed for 1997 Chevrolet C-Series. If you fill engine or axles of your car with oil to the brim it may damage your vehicle engine or axles and void manufacturer warranty. Good news! We have this information and we give it to you for free.

Note: all capacities are approximate. When adding, be sure to fill to the appropriate level, as recommended in user manual for your 1997 Chevrolet C-Series. Keep in mind that all information here is provided “as is” without any warranty of any kind.

Note: not all air conditioning refrigerants are the same. If the air conditioning system in your vehicle needs refrigerant, be sure the proper refrigerant is used. If you're not sure, ask your dealer.

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