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8dja

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Hi guys, just doing an oil change on a Tiger I just got and wondered what oil you would recommend.

It’s a 2.0 Pinto and I have been told it’s modified / tuned and running approx 180bhp.

Also, any ideas for replacement dipstick and when I removed it noticed the last 2 inches (with marking) was snapped off 😟
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Hi guys, just doing an oil change on a Tiger I just got and wondered what oil you would recommend.

It’s a 2.0 Pinto and I have been told it’s modified / tuned and running approx 180bhp.

Also, any ideas for replacement dipstick and when I removed it noticed the last 2 inches (with marking) was snapped off 😟


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I’m using something called ‘Morris Golden Film SAE 20W-50’. I’m sure others will have something to say about this topic. I googled it for hours a few months ago lol

I think the end part of the dipstick screws into the long spring section if its like mine. Can you unscrew and make something up yourself? I had to do that with the top section or buy second hand. Again I’m no expert just my own tinkering.

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...that’s assuming something is still sticking out of the bottom of the dipstick springy thing.
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Unfortunately nothing unscrewed, it’s the old still single long piece of metal with the flat end for the readings.
I have emptied the sump but nothing came out so will try fishing with a magnet, if that fails it’s sump off.
I’m sure it will be in there, can’t see it making its way into the engine.
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Has it got a modified sump ? Some people mess about with dip stick thinking it has less oil in it.
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Yep, sump has been modified but the end had snapped off as found it in the bottom of the sump after removing it.
It was hiding in side the little holes of what I assume is an expansion section so the sump has enough oil :)

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Cracking on already! Good stuff!
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Glad you got it sorted. If I take the sump off always replace the gasket to stop any leaks as the old one will be compressed already.
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Yep, have ordered a competition sump gasket set from Burton Power.

The tricky bit seems to be finding one of these old style dip sticks.
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Returning to the recommended oil question, a search using 'Pinto oil' as the keywords will show previous (varied) comments.

Incidentally, 180 bhp from a Pinto is really going some! What's the configuration? I take it that it's naturally aspirated.

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Don’t know the full spec but they fitted new pistons, high spec cam, larger valves.
It’s using 45 twin Webber’s
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Couple of dipsticks on eBay, you’ve probably seen them already.
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Having issues finding one of these old dip sticks, if anyone has one lying around that they don’t need I would be appreciated.
It’s approx 20” long
I have attached a picture of the current broken one.
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I would think you could find something suitable at a breakers and if it’s longer could be cut down
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8dja

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Hi, good idea.
Pop down to a local one today and picked up a ford one which was only a couple of inches bigger so got the grinder out and cut to size :)
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Hi, good idea.
Pop down to a local one today and picked up a ford one which was only a couple of inches bigger so got the grinder out and cut to size :)


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