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Egine oil level check
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I have a 1928 seven passenger Touring and I am wondering how to check the engine oil level. The vehicle is owned by me and has been in storage for the last 45 years. This is the reason why I do not know many technical aspects of the vehicle and I will infinitely appreciate your help. Thank you

Posted on: 9/18 19:17
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Re: Egine oil level check
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Just wondering, have you owned it for that time or did you just buy it?

Be sure the engine is not frozen.

Is there not a dipstick? You will need to drain the oil anyway so see if it's under the oil filler / crankcase vent cap.

By the way, here is the Owner's Manual for your car, from the Literature Archive on the left.

https://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/dow ... 1928_6_526-533_Manual.pdf

Sounds like a cool project.

Posted on: 9/18 22:00
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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G'day jcl,
Not often we a member from Argentina to PackardInfo!

Concerning your question, see the attached extract from the Owners Manual that humanpotatohybrid was kind enough to provide a link to. It answers both your question and also humanpotatohybrids of "Is there, not a dipstick? ". The answer to which is no! You have to open the petcock to determine if the oil is at the correct level. The petcock is on the left side of the engine's aluminum crankcase between the oil filler "spout" and the starter motor in the ones I've seen.

Lastly, but by no means least, I invite you to include your '28 Seven Passenger Touring Hearse
(see Post#4) in the Packard Vehicle Registry.

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Posted on: 9/18 22:26

Bowral, Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia
"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

1950 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

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Put your Packard in the Packard Vehicle Registry!
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Any questions - PM or email me at ozstatman@gmail.com
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Thank you very much for the information. To your question, I commented that the car was acquired in 1977 and since then it has been stored without use. In the 1940s it was transformed into a hearse, so it does not retain part of the rear bodywork and the hood (although it does retain the carriers), the state of originality and conservation is excellent. I'll send you photos. See you soon.

Posted on: 9/19 21:19
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