I drained my axle for the first time. Black and icky, my granddaughter says.
I looked in the 1938 Instruction Book and it says capacity is 3-1/2 pints. I presume that is Imperial pints, which converts to 4.2 US pints.
It says on page 14 to “Fill up to the level of the plug boss.”
I’m wondering which of the two plug bosses it means,
and why there is a dipstick on the front plug if you don’t use it.
I am inclined to guess that the instruction was written for the first axle used with engines L1 to L150, which according to the SPC J.2 page 26 has an oil level plug but does not have a dipstick.
Mine is L205.
What do you all think? Have I guessed right, do I use the dipstick?
BTW should the dipstick have a handle to unscrew it, like on my XK120?