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herrbongo

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on: May 28, 2018, 07:52:36 am
I'm curious if anyone here knows the oil capacity for an Indian Fire Arrow 250cc, aka RE Clipper.  It's got the oil filler in the front of case, pre-unit bike.  I have the dipstick but there are no markings.  Thanks.
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Reply #1 on: May 28, 2018, 02:35:56 pm
I think it's 3 pints.  ERC
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Reply #2 on: May 30, 2018, 10:38:07 pm
Thanks.  I pulled both drains and the rear drained fast, the front drained slow.  My Bullet experience tells me the front drain is the sump, while the rear is the tank.  I left both drain plugs off and poured a bit of oil in, expecting to see it come out only the tank drain.  It started coming out both.  I'm confused.  Shouldn't the sump remain dry until running?  It seems too quick for what I poured to work through a bad seal and out of the sump.  Do these Indian 250's have a different oiling layout than the bullets?
1955 Indian Fire Arrow
Yamaha RD350
NX250
CB360
Vespa 50 Special
Air-cooled VWs


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Reply #3 on: June 01, 2018, 09:21:30 am
The oil tank and crankcase are combined on these. They're not like the Bullets.  ERC
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Reply #4 on: June 01, 2018, 11:17:08 am
Thank you very much.  It seems I have a wet-sumping issue to deal with, so trying to troubleshoot.  The great news is that it runs after 40+ years sitting!
1955 Indian Fire Arrow
Yamaha RD350
NX250
CB360
Vespa 50 Special
Air-cooled VWs


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Reply #5 on: June 01, 2018, 02:58:18 pm
That's great.  ERC
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