I don't kow how effective this would be but its a method I've seen
posted hear previously. It's simple: drain the oil pan then refill
with oil... that's reasonably fluid. Not something that's been sitting
in the garage at 45 degrees and has the viscousity of molasses.
It has its drawbacks, obviously.
On Thu, 5 Nov 1998, Harlan Jillson wrote:
> I think the idea is that if you can turn the motor/oil pump enough to
> build up oil pressure
> before you start the engine you insure that there is a good film of oil on
> the bearings before
> the engine starts firing and trying to drive the rods through the crankshaft
> ( less load on the
> bearing surfaces without the engine running). The crank/rods are supposed
> to float on a
> thin film of oil between them and the bearings, and when it's not there the
> wear rate goes up
> The purists will go for the 'pump the system full with an external pump'
> method so you don't
> even turn the motor over, but that's a bit of a pain and most of the folk I
> know don't go that far.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Skye Poier <email@example.com>
> To: Kenneth Scott <KSCOTT@holycross.edu>
> Cc: MG Nuts <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Thursday, November 05, 1998 3:24 PM
> Subject: Re: Starting a stored car.
> >Word on the street is that Kenneth Scott said:
> >> Excellent advice. The only thing I would add is, find a way to turn it
> >> over without starting (remove plugs or whatever) and turn it over several
> >> times without starting. This will put a bit of oil into it before it is
> >> running. Don't do it enough to burn out the starter but until the oil
> >> pressure guage comes to life. Removing the plugs and preventing gas from
> >> being pumped in would probably give the safest and fastest turnover
> >> rate.
> >I've seen this advice before and it confuses me a little - if is the goal
> >lubricate the parts before the engine bits are moving, what difference does
> >it make if its running or just turning over?
> >I've heard references to hooking up an aux oil pumping system to run oil
> >through the galleries, which would make much more sense to me.
> >But I might be missing something.
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