Se6a oil capacity

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Se6a oil capacity

Post by Green dream » Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:30 am

I noticed with a shock, yesterday, that the oil level in my Scimitar was right down to minimum on the dipstick. I hastily added 5 litres of oil and found that it is now way above maximum. Excuse my ignorance: is this a danger to the engine? Do I need to have some oil drained out?



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Post by philhoward » Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:29 am

It certainly won’t do it any good. It’s possible the excess oil will cause seals to fail and also overheating - as well as burning it off.

I wouldn’t recommend starting the engine, put it that way.


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Post by scimjim » Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:35 am

Max to min on the dipstick is about a litre.


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Post by Roger Pennington » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:51 am

Yes, I think you have two alternatives - either drain it off, as you suggest (bear in mind you'll need a larger than usual container to catch it), or if that's not possible for some reason, suck the excess out through the dipstick tube with something like this, for example (note: other products/suppliers are available)


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