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Wouldn't that lead to an overfilled engine? The camboxes and filter carry quite a bit of oil and they always seems to be filled when I check my oil level...
 

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Do you top up your oil to the full mark when neccisary?

That doesn't overfill it does it?

Oil change quanities are based on sump oil and filter, then there's an extra number that's used after a teardown and rebuild, as what lays in the cam galleys stays there for almost all eternity until you all but tip the engine over to let it pour out. (as in rebuild)

It simply 'refreshes' itself by new stuff splashing up in as carried by the chain, then it flows back a bit through the drains or timing chest, but there is always a small volume there.

In other words, putting the correct quantity in the sump will get the correct quantity in the engine regardless of the cam galleys, unless they were deliberately drained by some method, in which case you'd have to add more yet. (though I'd reccomend cranking it til the gauge read pressure, then letting it sit about 15 minutes while the oil resettles before marking the dipstick)
Ok, as the original post was about a TS engine with a 105 sump I was assuming that the engine was being rebuilt or at least fully drained for the Nord->TS swap. Guess assumption is the mother of all... :rolleyes:

BTW, depending on in what papers you look the stated volume of oil is not nessesarily the amount you use for a change. I have for instance NEVER been able to fill 7.8 quarts into any 116/162 Nord/TS engine, the level is always at MAX way before that. Not even after a rebuild.
Not a good idea to over-fill the sump with oil...
 

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Imperial units are only used in a few countries still. ;)

We use liters, very close to a US quart though. 0.973 or something. I do know how to convert my measurements though and it's still nowhere near 7.8 quarts.
 
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