[TR] TR3A A-Type Overdrive Oil Change

dave1massey at cs.com dave1massey at cs.com
Sun Mar 28 09:08:34 MST 2010

 I, too, have a 57 TR3 and other than the odd dribble of oil on the carpets it
is much easier to top up than is the TR6.


-----Original Message-----
From: KingsCreekTrees at aol.com
To: Dave1massey at cs.com; triumphs at autox.team.net
Sent: Sun, Mar 28, 2010 9:35 am
Subject: Re: [TR] TR3A A-Type Overdrive Oil Change

In a message dated 3/28/2010 10:15:27 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
Dave1massey at cs.com writes:
Actually, the factory thought of it half a century ago.  If your   TR has a
dip stick you have a transmission form an earlier car.  Or a   cover from a
later car.  That feature was eliminated along with the   factory provided
hole at some point in production, not doubt to   save a few pennies.  My 57
has both.

Oh, now I get it! I have a TR3A built in October '57, so when I read about
having to cut a hole in the cover and it taking half an hour to top up the
oil, I was very confused. I didn't realise that feature was deleted on later
cars. That's really good to know.

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