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Old 12-29-2019, 10:42 PM   #1
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Default Oil change process

being dormant with my cardio rehab program, I forgets stuff.
After draining out my oil, can I add a quart into the filler hole and will that washout the old oil in the dip tray?
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Old 12-29-2019, 11:01 PM   #2
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No. It will go directly into the oil pan. The drip try can only be filled or added to by the oil circulating system driven by the operation of the engine.
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Old 12-30-2019, 12:19 AM   #3
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being dormant with my cardio rehab program, I forgets stuff.
After draining out my oil, can I add a quart into the filler hole and will that washout the old oil in the dip tray?
Thanks
Don't worry about it. Just change the oil and drive. Have fun!

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Old 12-30-2019, 06:12 AM   #4
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You can remove the distributor and add a qt or 2, but, like Jim said, I don't think you need to worry about it.
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Old 12-30-2019, 09:03 AM   #5
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Just change the oil as normal, then drive it like you stole it!
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thanks all.
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Go play with your trains instead. It's too freaking nasty outside to be driving an "A"!
Here you are driving in miniature!
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Old 12-30-2019, 03:49 PM   #8
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The cardio rehab is progressing very well. I'm about 1.2 way done.
I got 2 duty times as the National Christmas tree. I love doing the trains there.

In early Feb WGHT comes to town. I will be running standard gauge trains there.

It sure looks like the oil entering hru te vent pipe lands in the dip tray.
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It sure looks like the oil entering thru the vent pipe lands in the dip tray.
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I sure does, doesn't it?
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I sure does, doesn't it?
The reason behind dumping a quart down the distributor hole on a new rebuild is to get oil into the valve chamber and bearings. After that just change oil as usual.
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Motor oil gets to the dip tray in the crankcase 3 ways:
1. Oil poured down the breather pipe;
2. Overflow out of valve chamber into the timing gear area;
3. Oil exiting the oil return pipe.
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Motor oil gets to the dip tray in the crankcase 3 ways:
1. Oil poured down the breather pipe;
2. Overflow out of valve chamber into the timing gear area;
3. Oil exiting the oil return pipe.
And a small amount from the other main bearings?
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