My first car was given to me because the owner thought it had a rod knock,
and he didn't want to fuss with it. As I was hooking it up to a tow bar in
front of his house, he was telling me how he had just changed the oil, and
put in five fresh quarts of Pennzoil. Riding home, I was reading the
Motor's Manual which said 4 quarts... hmm.
Drained all the oil, put four quarts back in, kept the car for a year.
Dodge 383 V-8.
Clarence A Dold - Hidden Valley (Lake County) CA USA 38.8,-122.5
Where the f*ck do some of these ideas come from? What makes the crankcase on
a V8 different from any other crankcase?
Picture this.... a little effect called "windage". The crankshaft sets up a
mini-tornado in side the crankcase... this tornado picks up oil that adheres
to the crankshaft even to the point of throwing things our of balance. As
the oil is tossed about, it foams.... foam is not a good lubricant.... If
the oil is lucky enough to remain in the sump, there is a chance that the
crank throws can hit this pool of oil... do a belly flop off the high board
and tell me that this wont make a difference.
Overfull is overfull.... no wonder you are "homealone.com"....
"Scott" <homealone.com> wrote in message
I think a windage tray is a good idea particularly on a vehicle that
gets "thrown around" a lot. On some cars the sump design makes it more
necessary than others.
As far as the chrome pan is concerned, they look a bit better,
possibly for a bit longer - but can still rust through and have no
advantage mechanically or operationally. They are SOMETIMES more
difficult to seal gasket-wise.
NOW there's the best idea yet!!!
FWIW The Chilton manual for CROWN VICS & Merc Marauders
4.6L V8's lists too much oil in crankcase as a cause for
engine missing. Don't know why, but that's what they say.
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