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Old 28-10-13, 05:29 PM   #1
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Hi all,
I've got a Lister d type but I don't know the oil capacity. Can someone tell me what it is please, as I need to purchase the oil for it for an oil change.

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Old 28-10-13, 05:34 PM   #2
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Hi all,
I've got a Lister d type but I don't know the oil capacity. Can someone tell me what it is please, as I need to purchase the oil for it for an oil change.

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Hi, the D type holds very little oil. Get a 5 litre can of SAE-30 and that will probably see you for years of oil changes. Im pretty sure I put less than a litre in mine. Just fill it on level ground until oil reaches the top of the filler neck.

Don't forget to give it a good run before draining the oil

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Don't forget to give it a good run before draining the oil

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Does that really make any difference?

Not saying you are wrong Dan but I have always thought if you drain the oil when cold then you have all the oil in the sump to start with thereby you get more oil out, if you run the engine then drain the oil out then a lot will be splashed all over the inside of the engine so will stay there. I do mine cold, just the way I am.
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Hi, the D type holds very little oil. Get a 5 litre can of SAE-30 and that will probably see you for years of oil changes. Im pretty sure I put less than a litre in mine. Just fill it on level ground until oil reaches the top of the filler neck.

Don't forget to give it a good run before draining the oil

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Thanks mate, I will have a look down halfords and see if I can get some.

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It probably makes very little difference if any lol I guess its a case of how mucky the oil is, and if your going to give the sump a clean out or not. I do mine warm because thats the way I was shown by dad. But I was also told that warm oil drains better and pulls most of the sludge and crud with it from the bottom of the sump?

Tim, not so sure if Halfords sell it or not. I think I went for some and didn't get much joy, they only seem to sell the little 1 liter bottles for the little mowers. I bought a can of Morris Lubricates SAE-30. Golden film I think it was? Recommended to me by the forum. I think Comma also does a SAE-30. Which was also recommended to me via the forum. I just choose the Morris lubricants because I knew a little local shop where I could get it.

Both can be had on ebay if you can't find it in store

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Would this oil work? : http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...egoryId_165581
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No need for even part synthetic oil.

SAE30 is still widely available, and cheaper. E.g. http://www.nielsencdg.co.uk/acatalog...FceWtAodm1UA0Q

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You shouldn't need an oil change yet Timothy, it's only been in there a week! Wilkinsons own brand 20-50 is what I use, 9 for five litres which will last you until you have Grandchildren.....

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No need for even part synthetic oil.

SAE30 is still widely available, and cheaper. E.g. http://www.nielsencdg.co.uk/acatalog...FceWtAodm1UA0Q

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Thanks Dan, I'm going to order this one.

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Thanks Dan, I'm going to order this one.

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Learn to search google and ebay, it's cheaper elsewhere... I get mine from an independent motor factor, who is a lot cheaper than halfrauds.

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