No, I think we had this discussion a while back. Glicky is just
a "dean" wannabe. I thought he was gone for a while, but I guess
he's poked his little ol head back up again. Drives a Ford...serves
him right! He'll be in the shop on Monday bitching about his "brown"
trans fluid....hopefully they will tell him to go "fuck himself".
As of yesterday (12-19), the "Help diagnose starting problem"
No starter motor action and there you were, blathering about
Throttle Position Sensors, vacuum leaks, MAF sensors, fuel
pressure under load and your tinker toy scan tool.
That's five technical errors in ONE post!
Any other questions?
Yes just one.
WHY DO YOU EXIST?
You have never, to my knowledge, contributed -anything- to the n/g
except negative criticism.
If that was my car, I would take a jump kit and connect it across the
starter contacts and see if it spins. That's just me. Takes 1
The problem as I understood it, was that the OP's car was *cutting
out* while driving. Different, eh? Not what you said, what HE said.
I reiterate, you are useless as a source of information. In fact,
worse than useless. You are not a contributor, you are a troll.
I never -really- plonk anybody. I just say that for some reason;
I think you're an OK guy even if you don't like me. Makes no
difference one way or another, but you're OK by me. So is about
How nice of you to be concerned about my Health. What a wonderful
gesture of warm Humanity. I feel renewed.
BTW, I hope you enjoy your Holiday Season and find some happiness in
it. This can be a tough time of year for a lot of people, being mixed
in with *relatives* they can't stand ;-\
Doc's right, as long as it's no more than 1/2" over full your OK. My 1994
Z34 has the 3.4 liter motor that takes a small oil filter and the manual
states 5-1/2 qts. with a filter change. I've put 6 qts. in it ever time I've
changed the oil. The motor has 126,000 fairly hard miles on it and runs like
1/2" won't hurt you at all. That equates to about 1/2 quart. I always
put in 5 quarts with filter change in the wifes 4.3. Look at it this
way. The sump holds 3 quarts without touching the crank (the crank is
actually 1" or so in the oil before the pump starts working). Now when
you actually start the engine the oil pump does it's job. On the 4X4
with the small filter the filter holds 1/2 quart, the lines and cooler
hold another 1/2 quart. Now add the oil passages in the engine up and
that takes another 1.5 quarts. What does that leave in the sump? Correct
, 2 quarts. If it takes 3 quarts to get to the crank you still have 1
quart to play with.
Now if you go nuts and dump 6-7 quarts in you will have problems.
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To jump in, and repeat what others are going to say, 1/2" should not
cause any problems. It will allow you to go a bit further before
adding oil, if you had to add oil before.
On Fri, 17 Dec 2004 19:16:35 -0500, "Spiderman"
Exactly! And think about this guys, the accuracy that the dip stick tube is
press into the block is probably +/- 0.035" and the tolerance on the dip
stick pressed into the handle is probably about the same. So right off the
bat a Friday or Monday car is 0.070" off location to begin with. Grant it
that's not that much but it just shows that this method of fluid checking
isn't that accurate or does it need to be.
After all if you drive up hill, down hill, or around corners the level
changes all the time anyway.
Plus, some 'flat' surfaces where people check the dipstick are not entirely
flat so the reading can be slightly off.
I've also intentionally overfilled (slightly) cars that use/burn/leak oil in
the past. It reduces the much greater risk of damage from having too little
oil, and I never saw any problems from it.
All the above said if the oil is too high it will be turned to foam by the
crankshaft and the bearings will be starved of oil and burn up. If it is
more than 1/2 inch above full drain it and fill correctly...
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