Oil Capacity ?

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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. 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
     
  3. 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
     
  4. 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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  5. stevethegoolie

    stevethegoolie Elite Member

    Oct 16, 2014
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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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  6. capt

    capt Elite Member

    May 8, 2016
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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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  7. Toad076

    Toad076 Member

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

    Toad076 Member

    Jul 23, 2013
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    I don't have a dipstick .. just a viewing window ... but cant see the oil level at all
     
  9. 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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  10. Callumity

    Callumity Elite Member

    Feb 25, 2017
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    Are you measuring litres in and pints out? You should need a smidgen under 4 litres.
     
  11. 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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  12. Sprinter

    Sprinter Kinigit

    Aug 17, 2014
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    Is the window clean? 7l no.
     
  13. 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
     
  14. Toad076

    Toad076 Member

    Jul 23, 2013
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    Essex .. Near Bas Vegas
    Nope afraid not lol ... all nicely tightened up and oil light out ...
     
  15. chuk

    chuk Senior Member
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    Jan 10, 2017
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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.
     
  16. Col_C

    Col_C I can't re...Member

    Aug 5, 2015
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    Is the engine standard?
    Maybe 4 ltrs has filled past the sight window and you're not used to seeing clean engine oil in there?
    Have you ridden the bike,... the only way I can imagine getting 7 ltrs in there is if some scrote nicked all the gears out your gearbox. :confused::joy:
     
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  17. Ken walburn

    Ken walburn Noble Member

    Jun 28, 2017
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    Defo 100% should not have 7 litres in it. Even most big capacity diesel cars do t have a capacity as large as that
     
  18. Toad076

    Toad076 Member

    Jul 23, 2013
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    I sold her back in 2005 ... found her again on e-bay so bought her back .. 8 owners since I sold her originally .. And yesthere is a sight glass .. but even with 4 litres in .. its not visible ...
     
  19. Ken walburn

    Ken walburn Noble Member

    Jun 28, 2017
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    Chances are last service the mechanic renewed engine oil, was distracted, dragged off to assist a colleague, or tea break, then on his/her return filled the oil again. Not picked up coz sight glass no longer clear. Just a theory.
     
  20. Toad076

    Toad076 Member

    Jul 23, 2013
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    Essex .. Near Bas Vegas
    Every possibility .. unfortunately I don't know when the last service was .. tho going by the oil colour .. it wasn't recently
     
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