4 Cylinder Models
Lubrication & Capacities

Information taken from Rover 2000 workshop manual


Type Full pressure
Nominal pressure 50-60 lb/sq.in (3.5 to 4.2 kg/cm2) at 30mph (50kph)
Sump capacity on single carburetter engines 8 pints (4.5 litres) plus one pint (0.5 litres) after fitting new filter
Sump capacity on twin carburetter engines 9 pints (5 litres) plus one pint (0.5 litres) after fitting new filter
Oil pump
Position external on right hand side of cylinder block
End-float, outer rotor 0.005 inc (0.12 mm)
End float, inner rotor 0.005 inc (0.12 mm)
Rotor diametrical clearance 0.010 in (0.25 mm)
Clearance between lobes of inner and outer rotors 0.006 mm (0.15 mm)
Oil pressure release spring
Free length 2.673 in (67.8 mm)
Load, fitted 22 lb (10 kg)
Number of working coils 14
Oil cooler
On twin carburettor engines this is situated as a seperate compartment in the base of the main coolant radiator. The cooler is in series with the oil pump delivery side and the main oil gallery in the cylinder block.
Oil filter
Full-flow internal Gauze pump intake filter
Full-flow external AC Delco No. 7965022, Type SC
Dipstick position Right hand side of engine
Oil pressure light - early models The green light on instrument panel operates when pressure drops below 10 lb/sq.in (0.70 kg/cm2)
Oil pressure light - late models The critical pressure is 18 to 28 lb/sq.in (1.2 to 1.9 kg/cm2)


Metric (Litres)
Imperial (pints)
Engine sump oil - single carburettor models 4.50 8.00
Engine sump oil - twin carburettor models 5.00 9.00
extra when refilling after fitting new filter 0.56 1.00
Automatic gearbox (Automatic Transmission Fluid) 7.00 12.00
Manual four speed gearbox (engine oil) 1.00 1.75
Final drive unit (gear oil) 1.50 2.50
Cooling system 10.00 17.00
Fuel tank 55 litres 12 gallons
Fuel tank - including reserve of 6 litres 1.25 gallons