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We hope you find this page useful. We have taken it from the handbook of a 1974 Silver Shadow.

Fuel Tank

 

Level

107 litres — 231/2 Imperial gallons.


Full mark on gauge. Green warning panel (warning lamp — Corniche cars) on facia illuminates when fuel
level drops to 14 litres — 3 Imperial gallons.

Engine Sump

 

Level

8,4 litres — 143/4 Imperial pints (when not renewing oil filter).
9,4 litres — 161/2 Imperial pints (when renewing oil filter).

 

"MAX" mark on dipstick. For quick check ensure that the ignition is switched on but the engine is not running and then depress the fuel/oil level button and take reading.

Engine Cooling System


Level

16 litres — 281/2 Imperial pints.

 

 

Bottom of filler tube. Red panel (warning lamp — Corniche cars) on facia illuminates when coolant level is low.

Torque Converter Transmission

 

Level

10,6 litres — 183/4 Imperial pints — Transmission and torque converter (dry).
2,8 litres — 5 Imperial pints — When renewing fluid in sump only.
4,5 litres — 8 Imperial pints — When renewing fluid in sump and renewing intake strainer.

 

"MAX" mark on the dipstick with car on level surface, the engine running and the torque converter trans-mission fluid at normal operating temperature, approximately 77°C. (170°F.).

Steering System Reservoir


Level

1,7 litres — 3 Imperial pints.

 

"HOT" mark on dipstick with fluid at normal operating temperature, approximately 77°C. (170°F.) and with
the engine stopped.

Hydraulic System Reservoirs


Level

2,55 litres — 41/2 Imperial pints.

 

 

Maximum level mark on each sight glass. Before checking the level, run the engine for approximately 4 minutes with the car unladen.

Final Drive Unit


Level

2,55 litres — 41/2 Imperial pints.


Maximum level to base of level/filler plug on rear face of casing.

Steering Idler Box Damper


Level

2,55 litres — 41/2 Imperial pints.

 

 

To base of level/filler plug hole on rear face of casing.

Power Operated Hood (if fitted)


Level

0,43 litre — 3/4 Imperial pint.

 

 

"FULL" mark on dipstick with hood in fully lowered position.

Windscreen Washer Reservoir
and Tyres
Refer to Regular Maintenance.