V8 Models
Lubrication & Capacities

Information taken from Rover Repair Operation manual for 3500 and 3500S models.

Lubrication

System Wet sump, pressure fed
System pressure, engine warm at 2400 rev/min 2.1 to 2.8 kgf/cm2 (30 to 40 lbf/in2)
Oil filter Full flow, self contacined cartridge
Oil pump type Gear
Oil pressure relief valve
Type non-adjustable
Relief spring valve
Free length 81.2 mm (3.200in)
Compressed length at 4.2 kg (9.3 lb load) 45.7 mm (1.800 in)
Oil filter bypass valve
Type non-adjustable
Bypass valve spring
Free length 37.55 mm (1.48 in)
Compressed length at 0.34 kg (0.75 lb) load 22.6 mm (0.89 in)

 

Capacities

Liquid
Metric (Litres)
Imperial (pints)
Engine sump oil 4.50 8.00
extra when refilling after fitting new filter 0.56 1.00
Automatic 3500 gearbox (Automatic Transmission Fluid) 8.00 14.00
Manual 3500S gearbox (engine oil) 1.75 3.25
Final drive unit (gear oil) 1.30 2.25
de Dion tube (engine oil) 0.19 0.33
Manual steering box (gear oil) 0.40 0.75
Power assisted steering (Automatic Transmission Fluid) 2.25 4.00
Cooling system 8.50 15.25
Fuel tank 68.00 15 gallons
Air conditioning compressor - initial charge 0.28 0.50
Air conditioning compressor - normal running 0.23 0.40
Refrigerant (original R12) 0.9kg 2lb
Refrigerant (equivalent ****) TBC TBC