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Old 27 August 2019, 10:07   #1
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DF140 owners: oil advice

Sorry to ask questions like this but I'm away from home (where my manual is).

I've just checked the oil level, (which I'm afraid to say I haven't been doing often enough) and it's about half an inch from the bottom indicator on the dipstick. I reckon I need to top it up a bit since this represents maybe a tenth of the distance between the two indicators (little holes on the dipstick). What kind of oil do i need?

Engine is vertical, cold, and oil allowed to settle before checking.
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Sorry to ask questions like this but I'm away from home (where my manual is).

I've just checked the oil level, (which I'm afraid to say I haven't been doing often enough) and it's about half an inch from the bottom indicator on the dipstick. I reckon I need to top it up a bit since this represents maybe a tenth of the distance between the two indicators (little holes on the dipstick). What kind of oil do i need?

Engine is vertical, cold, and oil allowed to settle before checking.


Afaik itís 10w-30. I can get you the specs when I get home, but it wonít be until 9ish tonight.
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Afaik itís 10w-30. I can get you the specs when I get home, but it wonít be until 9ish tonight.
That would be awesome Dave, if you could.
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For a top-up of such tiny proportions, it's largely academic whether you use 10w-40 or 10w-30. Suzi pimp out their semi-synthetic in both flavours and I'd stick with either.
TBH, the top-up decision might be easier if you knew what was used at last service...

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Is there not a sticker on the flywheel cover giving the oil specs?
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TBH, the top-up decision might be easier if you knew what was used at last service...

Apologies, that wasn't meant to sound sarky - it's just that what's currently actually in there may be more relevant than the specs!

IIWY (and I have been caught short out out in the blue) I'd just bung in any damn semi and get on with enjoying myself.

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Is there not a sticker on the flywheel cover giving the oil specs?
TBH I didn't look. Was standing next to it on the trailer so the flywheel cover wasn't 'front and centre'. Will have a look.

I'll check what was used at service tomorrow. Hadn't thought of that.
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Thanks all. I've pinged the guy who serviced the engine to get the oil used at service, failing that I'll go for SAE 10w-40.

Looksnlikev5he weather may be shite for the rest of the week, making it a moot point.
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