[ROVERNET - UK] Oil changes in the V8

Kent Kinard kkinard at wcc.net
Tue Sep 11 03:50:26 BST 2007

I agree. -KK

On Mon, 10 Sep 2007 22:11:55 -0400
  Dermot Harvey <roverman2 at verizon.net> wrote:
> Hi Group,
> 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.
> Comments (Kent)?
> Dermot Harvey
> Too many thirsty V8's
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