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    Oil capacity pinto with RS sump question

    hi,

    Multiple sources tell me the oil capacity of the 2.0 pinto with RS sump incl filter is 3,8liters.
    However, if I poor in 3,8 liters the dipstick 'says' there is way too much oil in.... (The dipstick and tube are correct in length).

    Does this have to do with the engine angled backwards in my escort mk2 RS or am I missing something else

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    Ruud

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    Re: Oil capacity pinto with RS sump question

    have you run the engine? the oil filter alone will hold about .5 litres

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    Re: Oil capacity pinto with RS sump question

    I would spin up the oils pump through the dizzy hole or if you don’t want to pull the dizzy then plugs out spin up on the starter to get oil in the filter and gallery’s and dip again.
    The oil level is relative to the block face to prevent crank weights frothing it up or pickup sucking air.
    RS2000 has a basic wind age plate.
    Pinto’s are fitted rear down and sump is at the rear so your fairly safe but hard braking or cornering could throw a bit more oil about

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    Re: Oil capacity pinto with RS sump question

    Hmmm...still a mystery unsolved.

    I've added approx 3.2liters. Let's say there was still 0.2liters of oil in the engine. Total of 3.4liters.

    Car stands level. Pinto bottom end with RS sump amd original box is fitted in my original mk2 RS. Engine has spun over.

    Dipstick says it's at it's max level.

    Weird.

    Oil pressure is excellent though, but I reckon my oil pressure will even be good with 1 liter of oil in.

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    Re: Oil capacity pinto with RS sump question

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruudje View Post
    (The dipstick and tube are correct in length).
    Are you 100% sure?

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    Re: Oil capacity pinto with RS sump question

    Quote Originally Posted by Miniliteman View Post
    Are you 100% sure?
    Jip. I've measured it twice. Comparing 3 different mk2 RS engine blocks which are all the same...

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    Re: Oil capacity pinto with RS sump question

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruudje View Post
    Hmmm...still a mystery unsolved.

    I've added approx 3.2liters. Let's say there was still 0.2liters of oil in the engine. Total of 3.4liters.

    Car stands level. Pinto bottom end with RS sump amd original box is fitted in my original mk2 RS. Engine has spun over.

    Dipstick says it's at it's max level.

    Weird.

    Oil pressure is excellent though, but I reckon my oil pressure will even be good with 1 liter of oil in.
    Did you fit a new oil filter? Did you prime it?

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    Re: Oil capacity pinto with RS sump question

    Quote Originally Posted by HonkyWhiteTrash View Post
    Did you fit a new oil filter? Did you prime it?
    Yes I did and Yes I did

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