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TR2/3/3A TR3 Oil Capacity

Geo Hahn

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But check the dip stick -- it may want a bit more than 6.

It will depend in part on where you want it to read on the dipstick as I think there are about 2 quarts from the bottom mark to the top mark. I usually keep it right about midway.

The reading itself can be affected by the condition (or absence!) of the felt seal on the dip stick 'stop'.

What a simple question. What a complex response. Sorry.
 

BOXoROCKS

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...I can say for a fact that it is a bit over 8 qts,....if you get the oil filter cannister tightened down off center....


...it's no wonder the Titanic went down....
 

TRTEL

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...it's no wonder the Titanic went down....


..and which they are now claiming had substandard rivets.
 

Tinkerman

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Ya know I saw that little bit about the rivets and really had to laugh. Rivets indeed, boffing a major ice berg would make any rivet look bad. Some group has way to much time on their hands.

Oh by the way I learned first hand about off centered oil filter housings. First go at tightening mine was off centered. Glad I learned about that little trick before I put oil in!

Tinkerman
 

Don Elliott

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I shortened the long bolt that goes up the center of the original oil filter by about 1/4" and then I ground the end it with a chamfer. Being shorter means that the bolt head never crashes against the crankcase vent pipe when removing the bolt and the tapered or pointed (chamfered) end makes it a lot easier to find the true center when re-assembling it.

I have heard so many negative things about the spin-on oil filters that I know I'll stay with the original one.

Those S-T engineers who designed this car were not stupid. They did a lot of good design work.
 
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