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Oil Capacity ?

Discussion in 'Speed Triple' started by Toad076, May 17, 2018.

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  1. Toad076

    Toad076 Member

    Jul 23, 2013
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    Ello all ... figured i'd better do an oil change on the old girl as she hasn't had one since I got her back. Book says .. dry engine/new filter .. 4 litres 10w/40 ... drained the old out ... filter swop etc all good ... stuck in 4 litres as stated ... cant see the oil level in the window ... but as I as disposing (legally) of the old oil I realised theres near on 7 litres come out ... am I missing something ? That's a big old difference

    She's a 2000 955i
     
  2. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    Hi Toad,

    Are you checking the oil level when the bike is on its side stand?
    If so, get somebody to hold the bike upright whilst you look at the oil level in the sight glass.

    Even without expert knowledge of the Speed Triple. I'm positive that it shouldn't have had 7ltrs of oil in it.
     
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  3. Toad076

    Toad076 Member

    Jul 23, 2013
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    No its upright on an Abba stand .. but the amount that came out seems to be a lot more than has gone in .. im confuzzled
     
  4. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    Does the Abba stand hold it upright but cocked forwards or backwards?

    Have you run the engine since doing the oil change? If not, run it for 1 minute then allow the oil to settle for 30 minutes.
     
  5. Toad076

    Toad076 Member

    Jul 23, 2013
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    Its sitting level .. engines been run for a few mins as per the manual .. been sitting for about an hour now .. im wondering if the book is wrong and the capacity is more than I thought
     
  6. Richard Neale

    Richard Neale Active Member

    Apr 20, 2018
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    Are you sure you put the drain plug back in before adding oil ?
    May explain the 7 litres !
     
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  7. stevethegoolie

    stevethegoolie First Class Member

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    I had a 2002 Daytona 955i a few years back which had a dipstick to check the oil with. I guess something changed between '00 and '02. However, 4 litres will be plenty for an oil/filter change - unless that's changed as well!!:eek:
     
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  8. Smilinjack

    Smilinjack Crème de la Crème

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    I can't think of any domestic vehicle with a sump capacity of 7 litres. Triples are around 3.5 litres. Is it possible the previous owner overfilled it? Mine uses a dipstick, so don't know about the window. :)
     
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  9. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    #9 Dozers Dad, May 17, 2018
    Last edited: May 17, 2018
    My 2.0 car only takes 5.5ltrs with an oil filter change.
    It definitely had too much oil in if 7ltrs came out?
     
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  10. Smilinjack

    Smilinjack Crème de la Crème

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    Abba stand may distort the reading. Set the bike vertical on it's wheels. :)
     
  11. capt

    capt Senior Member

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    A 2000 955i should hold 4 to 4•5 litres , higher amount if filter done and bike was left to drain fully, almost all triumph variants between 92 and 2005 took 4 litres or so, Did you top up oils regularly ? As that could explain some of the 7 litres that came out , I never needed to top up my 94 trident or my 99 and 2000 Sprint's between oil changes/services.
     
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  12. Toad076

    Toad076 Member

    Jul 23, 2013
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    Essex .. Near Bas Vegas
    Aint nothing on the floor lol
     
  13. Toad076

    Toad076 Member

    Jul 23, 2013
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    Essex .. Near Bas Vegas
    I don't have a dipstick .. just a viewing window ... but cant see the oil level at all
     
  14. Toad076

    Toad076 Member

    Jul 23, 2013
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    It was topped up til visible in the window ... but obviously that's way more than 4 litres .. May have to enquire at a dealers
     
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  15. Callumity

    Callumity Senior Member
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    Are you measuring litres in and pints out? You should need a smidgen under 4 litres.
     
  16. Richard Neale

    Richard Neale Active Member

    Apr 20, 2018
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    How about in the drain pan with the other 3 litres ?
     
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  17. Sprinter

    Sprinter Elite Member
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    Is the window clean? 7l no.
     
  18. Toad076

    Toad076 Member

    Jul 23, 2013
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    No lol .. went to put the "4 litres" of old oil in the now empty container ... filled to brim and still 2 litres left
     
  19. Toad076

    Toad076 Member

    Jul 23, 2013
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    Nope afraid not lol ... all nicely tightened up and oil light out ...
     
  20. chuk

    chuk Well-Known Member
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    something's far wrong there its overfilled bike if 7litres came out that's a definite,you say since you got it back ? Got back from where and when,if you had checked level previous what was level? In sight glass i assume that model is meant to have a sight glass ?,if it is meant to have one it must be halfway up glass surely an online manual is easy to download free.
     
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