For some reason it's at the bottom of the engine. Release the support latch and slowly lower the hood until the safety latch engages. For and newer style dash, from left to right. Do you have a question or comment about this article? Is there a simple way to remove the excess, or Does that mean we are back to square one, draining the whole situation again? Apply pressure until the hood latch clicks and the hood is flush with the fenders. Before you drive your car, make sure to inspect it for any leaks.
MG Midget and Sprite Technical 1500. Engine oil capacity BBS discussion at MG-Cars.net
I remembered wrong I did overfill this time too, possibly not as much as I usually do but I did have to wait for the excess to very slowly run out of the filler hole and as usual lost patience and replaced the plug before the oil fully stopped coming out I used the same drain plug and tightened as usual so I'm still surprised that with the Mobilube there are no weeps and the case is still dry after a few spirited runs. The midget Workshop manual is spectacularly poor for Midget specific stuff and the Haynes only marginally better. Much easier than squeezing nearly empty plastic bottles, especially, as previously mentioned, when you have to work round a p-rod. Next diff oil change I'll search harder ebay to get Mobil. Spent my day changing the carb needles the trying to get the bloody thing to run right. The cars prior to 94 only took 0. I used to do it the way David has put but now I know better - or my rear axle is different to others spits oil out - learning by experience excellent idea to use a bit of extension tube on the bottle spout - if you have any that will fit I did not, I'm not one of those with a yard full of Spridget parts and a garage or shed full of all tools and accessories - of course I could have postponed the job until I obtained a bit of extension tube.
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So is "fill 'till it overflows" considered too full. This thread is from the archive. It's always best to have the right tools for the job before starting; and having once found the right piece of extension tube it is not beyond me to store it somewhere logical so it is ready for next time. Eddie, sorry I've just noticed I didn't delete part of my last post to you, I realised after looking at the Mobilube link that that was were you got the GL4 bit from and not that you'd read the same out of date info sheet I did a couple of years back.
MG Midget and Sprite Technical diff oil BBS discussion at MG-Cars.net
Description: The archived thread you refer to is entitled, very succinctly by Guy one must add, "Type 9 oil". Here's an excerpt for those who can't be bothered to read the whole thread. I remembered wrong I did overfill this time too, possibly not as much as I usually do but I did have to wait for the excess to very slowly run out of the filler hole and as usual lost patience and replaced the plug before the oil fully stopped coming out I used the same drain plug and tightened as usual so I'm still surprised that with the Mobilube there are no weeps and the case is still dry after a few spirited runs. Therefore it makes you wonder why the recent MK4 MX5, only produced since mid have a diff capacity of only 0. Print this page.