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Old 10-04-2019, 09:19 PM   #21
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I didn't see it mentioed. Do you run an oil filter?
Yes. I should have mentioned that - sorry.
It is one of those full flow units that goes on the side cover.
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A lady we know that teaches in the same small town she lives in bought a new Ford Fusion several years ago and basically only drove the car back and forth to school, maybe 3/4ths of a mile. She had another car she drove longer distances. She wanted to keep the miles off of her new Ford.

After a couple of years the car started acting up, running poorly, etc. Still under warranty she took it to the dealership and they found the motor was all gunked up with white creamy foam and goo. The mechanic asked her 'how' she was using the car. With virtually no miles he said he had an idea before she told him.

They changed fluids and filters and told her not to drive like that anymore to get the car out and put some miles on it and get it good and hot.

She did and the car runs great now.

So I'd say the same goes for a Model A Ford and basically any car. Get them hot enough to burn out all the condensates avoid short trips.

Another reason for x miles or x months which ever comes first.
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Yes. I should have mentioned that - sorry.
It is one of those full flow units that goes on the side cover.
Thanks for the info. I have the full flow filter also.
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Old 10-05-2019, 07:37 AM   #24
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In my forty some years in aircraft maintenance both recip's and piston I have yet to see where a oil analysis alerted prior to a engine disaster. All they do is cause worry. Your best analysis is to cut the filter (not with a hack saw) if you have one or look in the bottom of your oil drain bucket.
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In my forty some years in aircraft maintenance both recip's and piston I have yet to see where a oil analysis alerted prior to a engine disaster. All they do is cause worry. Your best analysis is to cut the filter (not with a hack saw) if you have one or look in the bottom of your oil drain bucket.
When I 'lost' my rear main bearing there was very little 'evidence' in the oil I drained or full flow oil filter when I cut it open. All the pieces were nested in the oil dipper tray...

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Old 10-05-2019, 02:08 PM   #26
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In my forty some years in aircraft maintenance both recip's and piston I have yet to see where a oil analysis alerted prior to a engine disaster. All they do is cause worry. Your best analysis is to cut the filter (not with a hack saw) if you have one or look in the bottom of your oil drain bucket.
That is exactly what the Ford garage I worked at many years ago would do, in analyzing engines especially GM trade in's. When Pontiac was having all that trouble with their nylon gear timing gears giving up the ghost, the garage did that a number of times to see what else the owners had been doing, what kind of abuse those engines may have had. That was real common in the late 60's early 70's Ponchos.
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