Oil level:

captjpm@juno.com

04/27/2001 11:34 AM

What is the correct oil level? I have always kept it half way between
the first and second mark on the dip stick. The reason I'm asking is the
other day I changed the oil in my 356 SC. I made sure the oil was hot
and because the oil had just been changed 2 months ago. I opted not to
drop the screen. Just pulled the plug. Went away for about 2 hours.
Then put the plug back. I could only put 3 qts. in. I had thought it
should be 4 qts. Oh and by the way the Teflon tape did the trick no more
leak at the oil plug.
James P Murphy
1964 356 SC Coupe
Irish Green

radio@pioneer.net

04/27/2001 01:46 PM

James,
If you replace the oil filter with an oil change you will be able to add
about 3/4 of a quart more. If you have just finished a complete rebuild,
then you will be able to full it with the 4 quarts. There is always some oil
left in the engine after draining it. You should always replace the filter
(IMO) with an oil change.
Mark Jung
57 Coupe
Seal Rock, OR
> What is the correct oil level? I have always kept it half way between


mdoyle@acninc.net

04/27/2001 03:44 PM

Did you change the oil filter ? If not, that holds a sufficient amount of
oil. I would also keep the level at the top mark on the dipstick (that's
more oil too - you need it all, especially when cornering).
-MD-
----- Original Message -----
From: "James P Murphy"
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Sent: Friday, April 27, 2001 4:34 AM
Subject: Oil level:

> What is the correct oil level? I have always kept it half way between


abcoz@access.hky.com

04/27/2001 06:37 PM

James,
The correct oil level is the upper mark on the dip-stick. You gain
absolutely nothing by running half way in between the upper and lower marks.
Simply put, the lower mark is the "Minimum" (or, "Add") level and the upper
is the "Full".
I suggest that anyone not having an owner's manual for their 356 should lay
hands on one and read it carefully from cover to cover. It is an amazing
piece of literature and tells you virtually everything you need to know
about driving and routine maintenance.
Bud Osbourne
356burgh
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WALLYOlson@email.msn.com

04/27/2001 03:44 PM

Where does one obtain an Owner's Manual?

Wally



mdoyle@acninc.net

04/27/2001 03:53 PM

Did you look in your glove box ? Hey..........just kidding !
-MD-
----- Original Message -----
From: "Wallace Olson"
To: "Cindy" ; "Mark Jung"
Cc: <356talk@356registry.org>
Sent: Friday, April 27, 2001 8:44 AM
Subject: Re: Oil level:

> Where does one obtain an Owner's Manual?


mdoyle@acninc.net

04/27/2001 04:02 PM

PS. Wally - Stoddard sells new reprint copies. There are also those on
this List that have some for sale. Send out a request to any List member
that wants to sell one. Good luck !
-MD-
----- Original Message -----
From: "Wallace Olson"
To: "Cindy" ; "Mark Jung"
Cc: <356talk@356registry.org>
Sent: Friday, April 27, 2001 8:44 AM
Subject: Re: Oil level:

> Where does one obtain an Owner's Manual?


WALLYOlson@email.msn.com

04/27/2001 04:03 PM

I checked the glove box and have the original little thin booklet. Is this
what we're talking about? It explains the basics about operating the glove
box, etc. and I don't see a lot of technical info in it.
Does anyone on the list have an "owner's manual" for sale?

Wally



abcoz@access.hky.com

04/27/2001 07:20 PM

Wally,
If it says "Driver's Manual" on it, read it thoroughly. It containns all of
the technical infoormmation and basic maintenance instructions that you need
for day to day operation. It should be mandatory reading (and, not just
skimming) for anyone buying a 356. If you have a project car, rolling or
otherwise, there are other works of literature that may be more imperative.
However, if you've never read the "Driver's Manual" before, no matter how
long you've owned and driven 356s, do yourself and your 356 a favor and read
it. Thoroughly.
Bud Osbourne
356burgh
----- Original Message -----
From: "Wallace Olson"
To: "Michael Doyle" ; "Cindy" ;
"Mark Jung"
Cc: <356talk@356registry.org>
Sent: Friday, April 27, 2001 9:03 AM
Subject: Re: Oil level:

> I checked the glove box and have the original little thin booklet. Is
this
glove