Appendix B: Capacities and Recommended Consumables
Capacity (U.S / English)
2.5 gal (includes .5 Gal for catch tank)
|Fuel tank reserve||
|Engine oil - full||
|Engine oil - total in circuit||
|Engine oil - danger level||
|Spark Plugs||Lodge 2HL||Champion N9Y||N/A|
|Gear Oil||85W/90||80W/90||Redline HTL|
|Top Material||Vinyl, Cloth, Canvas||Vinyl||Cloth|
|Brake Fluid||DOT 3||N/A||N/A|
|Grease on Spline||NLGI 1||N/A||N/A|
|Bearing Grease||NLGI 2/3||N/A||N/A|
N/A: Either no clear recommendation can be made, or the factory
recommendation is the most commonly used type of the item.
Common: Item that many Spider owners have used with good results. * Post-1983 only.
Capacities and factory recommendations (except tire recommendations) taken from a 1978 Spider Owners Manual. Special thanks to Jim Schmukal.
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