Just top up the dashpot to the top of the piston that the plunger goes into. It doesn't matter too much if you put a bit too much in because the screw cap has a smale hole so any excess will be forced out when the piston goes up. My recommendation is to use ATF but any oil that is thinner than engine oil will do. One of my Club Triumph friends used a mix of 20W50 engine oil and 3-in-1 type oil in his racing Spitfire in his dashpots (he was running the 1500 lump with the SU HS4s at the time). The reason for using a thinner oil is to improve response when the piston moves up when the throttle is opened.
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