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1275 Crankcase capacity is?


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3.5 qts with filter? Someone jog my memory please. Bugsy gets his 500 mile on a new engine oil change tomorrow night.


Darth Vader
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I've always done 4 quarts including filter, although the self-lubricating chassis tends to knock that number down quickly.


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New Rebuilt Engine along with Gerard's Rear Seal Kit so far at ~500 mikes have not seen a single drop on the ground. Will see what happens as I continue to break in the engine. Engine feels really strong and the 5 speed is so slick. 4 Qts it is. Unless someone tells me different overnight. a fresh refill with VR-1 20W50.


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The listed capacity is 7.8 pints (or 3.9 quarts), I would start with 3.5 or so quarts and top up from there. The capacity of oil filters can vary some as well. You don't want to over fill.
Have fun


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Tks. Along time ago on my old ā€˜68 I changed oil and simply assumed 5 qts. Wondered for months why it felt sluggish and didā€™t want to rev. Tough doing while crank is creating a milkshake in the oil. Problem resolved over time due to LBCā€™s self lubricating chassis. The things you learn along the way.
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