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Re: oil starvation

To: MGS <>
Subject: Re: oil starvation
From: "Palmer, Lew (UCI)" <>
Date: Fri, 01 Dec 95 08:20:00 PST
I side with Denise (and a few others) on this one.

While driving (especially as high RPMs and around long curves) remember that 
 all of the oil stays in the sump. It's only when it all drains back into 
the sump that the
 dipstick will register FULL. When the engine is running, the oil is 
 throughout the engine, so if you are running less than at least the ADD 
 the oil pickup tube may well not be below the level of the pick-up tube.
 Even if it is, going around a corner can slosh all of the remaining oil to 
one side.
 Suddenly you're running dry. In my TD, I've noticed that the rocker box 
will start
 to fill with oil pretty quickly.

Anything short of running on FULL can cause you to pretty quickly be sucking 

And I leave an oil spot as big as anyone's.

Lew Palmer
32 J2
50 TD
59 MGA

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