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Engine oil capacity
« on: 25.01. 2019 06:52 »
Hello everyone. I’m new to the forum. I’ve just put a 1960 A10 engine into an old Ariel frame that previously was running a 350 single. When I first built the bike I made an oil tank out of a japanese stationary engine fuel tank.
The 350 seemed to run fine with it. It holds about 4 English pints (2.5 litres). I’m a bit concerned that this won’t be enough for the A10. What do you guys think?
Anyone know how much I’d gain by fitting an external oil filter??
Many thanks Simon

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Re: Engine oil capacity
« Reply #1 on: 25.01. 2019 09:23 »

 G' day Simon - that's (2.5 L) around about what an A10 takes, maybe a bit more than stated depending on the model...I have a Plunger, model with Noturn filter which hold about 200ml and 2.5L  filled up to the oil return hole before I started it after the change..... So you're in the ball park...add some for what's in the extra hoses  (FA)
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Re: Engine oil capacity
« Reply #2 on: 25.01. 2019 09:55 »
Hi Simon and welcome to the forum. You've found the best place to get information about BSA A series motorbikes.

Please, will you go to 'Introductions, Stories & Pictures' and give us some information about yourself and your motorcycle(s) with photo's, if you have any.
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