quote:Exactly!! To be a motor oil freak there are some things that you just have to do once in your life. Cutting filters open, sniffing oil containers, spraying oil all over garage when you remove the oil cap, etc... it's just part of the club.
Originally posted by Razl: Actually, you run the risk of losing your BITOG membership if you haven't done this on all of your internal combustible engines. It's a right of passage
quote:Is splash lube kinda like controlled/intentional crank windage?
Originally posted by Ugly3:quote:Old mowers had a "splash" oil system, real mess with the cap off.
Originally posted by ron917: I tried that once on an old lawnmower, and got a hot oil geyser. What a mess! Probably a lot of blowby on that engine.
quote:And if you only have one vehicle you get to walk to nearest gas station for their oil, which may be twice over priced, twice outdated, and in old dusty/leaky bottles.
Originally posted by TOMBUCK: Don't forget to put the oil pan plug back in before adding oil during a oil change, it will cost some more $$$ for more oil after U see the mess under the vehicle.
quote:Not to worry -- he'll be able to turn it off himself -- after the engine has ripped his finger off and swallowed it into the depths of the chain race. I've opened the filler on my Nissan/Infiniti 3.5L DOHC V-6, and you can see the intake cam on the driver's side spinning away. You can even see the forward-most lobe doing its thing, making a little splash of oil each time it comes around and "actuates" the valve. Engine continues to idle smoothly when opened without even a hint of an rpm change. No, I've never reached in to see how smooth the cam is while in operation. . .
Originally posted by srivett: Yikes! Who is going to turn off the car when the chain drags your hand into the engine? Steve