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Old 26-01-2010, 04:54 AM   #1
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Hey All

I have a B16A (standard) fitted in an Allspeed frame, as the engine is not on the same angle as in a Honda i.e more level, (hondas seem to tilt further forward), if checking the oil it will be giving an incorrect reading.

The B16A have a 4 litre capacity, do guys add another 500ml or 1ltr, or leave the 4 litres? When I poured 4 litres in, it was just at the minimum line on the dipstick. As the engine is on more of an angle I am assuming oil surge may be more of a problem!

Think I may have to make a baffled sump once throwing it around the track.

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Old 28-01-2010, 11:08 AM   #2
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So does anyone have this problem or just me?
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Old 28-01-2010, 01:24 PM   #3
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I am inclined to just trust the dipstick, irrespective of whether it now takes a little more oil to reach the level mark. Normally the dipstick is positioned roughly centre of the sump pan, so inclination shouldn't make much difference...
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Old 28-01-2010, 08:30 PM   #4
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I am inclined to just trust the dipstick, irrespective of whether it now takes a little more oil to reach the level mark. Normally the dipstick is positioned roughly centre of the sump pan, so inclination shouldn't make much difference...
Not really.......the oil pump pick up is generally centered to the lowest point in the sump, to maximise oil pick up. Sumps are usually designed so oil is directed to this lowest point and to this pick up point. No need to discuss why this is important!

Dip sticks are generally placed whereever there is access......



Honda sump showing dip stick port off to left side........

Overfilling the engine will result in crank/bigends contacting oil in sump creating alot of grief - splash, additional crank case pressure and loading seals, breathers drawing oil suspended mist into IM and diluting octane rating of fuel.....it pays not to overfill!

Some run 4 litres will no grief....... i'd place the car (warm engine) on level ground, empty sump......place exactly 4 litres (if this is the right amount) and give it a few minutes, then mark dip stick at oil register point....cant go wrong........
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Old 29-01-2010, 10:47 PM   #5
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Thanks Glenoo, thought that may be the case but didnt relise overfilling could be that harmful, easy fix then! cheers
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