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I have a 1977 Triumph Spitfire and I was wondering how much oil it needs for an oil change.

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Hi Brooks,

The Spitfire takes 9.6 US pints of oil for the engine and filter.

Be sure to pre-fill the filter and disable the ignition by removing all of the white wires on (+) side of the coil and spin the engine with the starter until you see oil pressure on the gauge. Then reconnect the white wires on the coil and then you can start the engine and check for oil leaks.

Howard

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Howard M. Fitzcharles III

Expertise

Triumph TR-4 up & Spitfire, and Engine theory

Experience

Dealership line mechanic on MG, Triumph, Jaguar for 15 years, Instructor in commercial mechanics school 2 yr. Product information manager for piston and valve manufacture, Instructor & hotline answer man for import car parts importer 15 yrs.

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Associate member SAE EAA member

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Import Car magazine

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ASE Master Auto with L-1 certification up to 2000

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