Crankcase oil level

Just picked up an old moped from a swap meet...drained out the crankcase oil and it looked like chocolate milk gone bad. There also was hardly any in there. When I re-fill it should the oil level be even with the filling cap when the bike is standing upright? That was my understanding, but the manual was a little vague.

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You should flush it out some with kerosene and oil mixed first,Aaron. That milky look is water absorbed into the oil usually,and is big trouble. Do a 5 minute flush if you can. If the fill plug is down on the side of the case,it's probably a level-indicator too.But if you'd just post the Make and model of moped,we'd give you an exact answer.

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The moped is a 1979 Benelli G2. The fill plug is on the side of the case just an inch or so up from the bottom.

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Don will not be back for a few days, but it sounds to me like the plug is fill and level.

Good luck, and change the oil every few hours of riding until it comes out clean.


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Hey Don-O, On this subject, got 2 question, and don`t want to buy 2 manuels, #1- Type of Trannie fluid in a Trac Daelim engine? didn`t smell or look like ATF #2 83 Trac its not the Daelim engine, its all alluminun,cyl and head, guess it takes the same fluid, found the drain plug but for the life of me I haven`t found the oil fill (HA!) and had both plastic covers off, its a (TRAC-Eagle) any ideas? Thanks for any help... Doug D.

I don't know,Doug.

But you probably would be alright with 20W non-detergent until you find out. I'll check on the Eagle and report if I find something,Doug.

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