It's a 'G' thang
What is it guys? How much will she hold?
(helps with windage).RealestVIN7 said:I thought stock was at least 5 right? I figure there is at least 1.5 more quarts capacity in the lines and big filter alone. That would put you right at about 6.5 for safety purposes right? You're playing kinda' dangerously there. Somebody clear this up.
It will also make a few pony's. I was taught this on a dyno along time ago in Il.Doc1of7 said:(helps with windage).
You want to keep oil from being whipped around in the crankcase. I've only run the engine this way for ~6 years, and for 4 years at 28 PSI of boost on pump gas. Current oil temps. show the engine is very happy oil temp. wise.
Adding more oil is no insurance about anything. If you want to use it as part of the *cooling system*, fine, but with no oil cooler, I run oil temps of about 140dF around town. Hard running or an extened high speed run will get it up to ~190dF.
Also saves on excessive oiling of those items that get splashed lubed.wmsonta said:It will also make a few pony's. I was taught this on a dyno along time ago in Il.
Steve Wood said:Mine held closer to 5.5. Maybe we have different measures on this side of the Mississippi?
I've seen an oil pump lose it's prime doing that. Only once, but having to pull the pump apart for doing an oil change is a PITA.RealestVIN7 said:That's cool. To each his own. I think I'll stick with 6. To get all the oil out, I drain the obvious amount as usual, then bump it over a few times to push some of the oil out of the lines. I don't worry about lubrication issues because I'm not cranking on it. Plus, the additives in the residual oil should take care of the bearings, rings, etc. It can be messy, but if you got a buddy to hold a bucket by the adapter, then it's not so bad. I just don't like the idea of all that leftover, used and dirty oil left in the lines.