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Doug in Vegas Avatar
Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, NV, USA   USA
A write up on the different types is in order.

Someone has got to have a representative sample.

Measured from the block down, what would be the depth into the sump for low and full?

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Yellowhawk Valley Avatar
walla walla, WA, USA   USA
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Walla Walla"
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Portland"
1972 Triumph Spitfire MkIV "Spokane"
1975 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Dayton"    & more
Something along this line - except with numbers in the blanks spots?

Dan


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spitfire50 Paul Mugford
Rochester, N.H., USA   USA
In reply to # 1518752 by Yellowhawk Valley
In reply to # 1518748 by Doug in Vegas Here's a question to the entire membership: Did the length of the tube in the block for the dipstick remain the same length through all years?

It looks like they use the same part number for all the engines from Mk3 onward. (Canley's at least) They don't show a tube on the 1147 engine drawing.
Dan
Dan,
My late 1147 (FC81XXXHE) has a dipstick tube. Checking the factory parts catalogue I find it listed as 121831 at the bottom of page 1 of the fourth edition. Introduced at engine FC61023 the same time as the increase in lifter diameter to 0.800" and numerous other engine changes.
All the best,
Paul

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Yellowhawk Valley Avatar
walla walla, WA, USA   USA
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Walla Walla"
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Portland"
1972 Triumph Spitfire MkIV "Spokane"
1975 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Dayton"    & more
I was wondering about that but the diagram in Canley's does not show one (or it is not in the same place in the diagrams as all others). ??? But that is the same part number for all the other years as well so it seems they are all the same.
Dan

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philipheys Phil Heys
Accrington, Lancashire, UK   GBR
Thanks guys,

Ok I have solved it, the one I have is round and no use whatsoever I am unsure if it is the correct part, I found one second hand on FleaBay so hopefully this will resolve my issue of unable to see the oil level.



Thanks


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roncohudd Gold Member Ronald Huddleston
Muenster, TX, USA   USA
1967 Triumph Spitfire "Lucy"
1969 Triumph Spitfire MkII "Lucifer"
1997 Ford Ranger "Little Red"
2001 Yamaha MC XV1600A "NOT THE HONDA"    & more
Simple questio; simple answer. I jus need to know how many quarts does it take for an oil change. I hav5an extended tube and dipstick. I need to mark it for low and full.

TheZster Avatar
TheZster Steven Z
SAINT LOUIS, MO, USA   USA
1978 Triumph 1500 "BLK-BRY"
Sometimes the wheel gets reinvented in this forum....eye rolling smiley

Simple answer:

engine sump capacity listed at 4.75qts (with oil filter change) 4.25 qts without....

Drain your engine - put in 3.75 qts - and mark your dipstick for low level

Add another qt - and mark it for full

That should be close enough for government work.....

Z



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2018-03-14 09:10 AM by TheZster.

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roncohudd Gold Member Ronald Huddleston
Muenster, TX, USA   USA
1967 Triumph Spitfire "Lucy"
1969 Triumph Spitfire MkII "Lucifer"
1997 Ford Ranger "Little Red"
2001 Yamaha MC XV1600A "NOT THE HONDA"    & more
Wow! Thanks

Yellowhawk Valley Avatar
walla walla, WA, USA   USA
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Walla Walla"
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Portland"
1972 Triumph Spitfire MkIV "Spokane"
1975 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Dayton"    & more
In reply to # 1518955 by roncohudd Simple questio; simple answer. I jus need to know how many quarts does it take for an oil change. I hav5an extended tube and dipstick. I need to mark it for low and full.

Like the Zster suggests, dump what you have in there and start over. If it is new, reuse, or go for new. That is by far the easiest way to mark it.

Dan

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TheZster Steven Z
SAINT LOUIS, MO, USA   USA
1978 Triumph 1500 "BLK-BRY"
HEY!! I did good, huh??

Sometimes, you guys get way to involved in slide rule stuff...... While I just drink a beer and think about the question.... LOL...drinking smiley (or think about another beer - LOL)


Actually, Carter suggested the same thing early on in this thread..... He just didn't explain it in a A/B/C type format for us technically challenged folks...

Z



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-03-14 01:26 PM by TheZster.

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