[ROVERNET - UK] Oil changes in the V8
roverman2 at verizon.net
Tue Sep 11 03:11:55 BST 2007
Guess I'm behind with my emails! A comment on oil changes in the V8
motor. I can't think of how many V8 oil changes I have done over the
past 25 years, but it must be nearing 3 figures-
My procedure has always been this-
Warm up engine. Drain oil from sump. Fill the new oil filter with oil
- this takes several goes as the new filter is slow to absorb the
oil .Replace drain plug. Heat the drain plug washer with a torch
until it is red hot. Let it cool. (This softens the copper.) Remove
old oil filter and fit new filter. Fill sump with 5 quarts of oil.
Start engine and let it idle. Watch the oil pressure light. Engine
should repressurise within about 5 seconds and the oil light should
go out. Run engine for a couple more minutes. Shut off and top up oil
to dipstick mark.
I appreciate the danger of letting the oil pump run dry, but this
system has always worked for me. The only time that I do the Vaseline
job on the oil pump is after an engine rebuild or when an engine has
been sitting for a long time.
Too many thirsty V8's
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