Re: [DML] Two quick questions..
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Re: [DML] Two quick questions..

Overfilled oil is a Bad Thing.  If the level in the sump is too high, 
the crankshaft can start to beat the oil like a kitchen mixer.  This
mixes a lot of air into the oil, which increases the oil volume causing
more mixing.  This also changes the flow characteristics of the oil,
which makes it very hard for the oil pump to draw oil out of the
sump.  Oil pressure drops, which puts your bearings at risk.


-------------- Original message from Hank <heskin@xxxxxxxxx>: -------------- 

> 1 - The small ground strap that runs from the front-left fender to the 
> hood has broken. I'll fix it before DCS, but does that ground strap 
> serve any known, useful purpose? Could this be why my windshield 
> washer motor no longer functions? 
> 2 - I recently had my oil changed, and it appears that it was 
> over-filled. The dipstick reads about 3/4" ABOVE the full mark (yes, 
> before starting the motor after sitting overnight). I've already 
> driven about 250 miles in this condition, with no adverse effect as 
> far as I can tell. Should I drain it down to the "full" mark? What 
> is the worst effect of running with the overfill? 
> thanks, 
> -Hank #1619 

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