Re: [DML] Two quick questions..
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

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.

--
Mike


-------------- 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 

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]





To address comments privately to the moderating team, please address:
moderators@xxxxxxxxxxx

For more info on the list, tech articles, cars for sale see www.dmcnews.com

To search the archives or view files, log in at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dmcnews 
Yahoo! Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dmcnews/

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    dmcnews-unsubscribe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

<*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:
    http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
 





Home Back to the Home of PROJECT VIXEN


Copyright 2006 ProjectVixen.com.  All rights reserved.

Opinions expressed in posts reflect the views of their respective authors.
DMCForum Mailing List Archive  DMCNews Mailing List Archive  DMC-UK Mailing List Archive