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Re: oil consumption

To: Simon Matthews <>,
Subject: Re: oil consumption
From: "Ronald A. Fine" <>
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2005 11:08:02 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
You might just be seeing a drop on the dip stick indicating that some of the 
oil is being held in the oil filter or other parts of the engine and not all in 
the sump.

-----Original Message-----
From: Simon Matthews <>
Sent: Jul 8, 2005 9:30 AM
To: Paul Hunt <>
Subject: Re: oil consumption


When I had an MGB, I found that the oil level would rapidly drop from
MAX to about half, but would then stay at half for a long time. I
don't know why it did this, but another lister confirmed that his
engine also did this.  Obviously not all engines behave in this
fashion: my MGA's engine seems to lose oil at a constant rate
irrespective of oil level.

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