|Dave in Wisconsin ||
Posted 09-02-2017 at 20:05:14 [URL] [DELETE]
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8N Oil filler pipe
I bought my 51 8N about 5 years ago and have changed oil regularly. It does use a bit, perhaps a qt. in 40+ hours. I've noticed that my oil filler pipe seems to take oil slowly. Is it common for them to get plugged? What might cause it? I'm due for an oil change and would like to remedy the problem. Suggestions? The old gal is getting kinda tired but with 10W40 Detergent she holds decent pressure in fairly light duty, i.e., brush hog and hauling a 150 gal tank of maple sap through the woods in sometimes deep snow and or mud. .
|Tim Daley(MI) ||
Posted 09-03-2017 at 05:58:04 [URL] [DELETE]
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Re: 8N Oil filler pipe
You have to pour slow otherwise it will backwash and over spill outward. Also, it does not mean anything to use a detergent or non-detergent oil, both work fine and one isn't better than the other. Climate and working conditions may dictate what works best and you can search the ARCHIVES here for a ton of facts and opinions on engine oil.PM is the key to keeping any machine running good. You need to check your oil pressure after engine is good and hot, at IDLE, not at full throttle, after a time spent working is best, and put it in neutral, then idle down and see what the gauge reads. Hot, at idle, if less than 10 PSI, means engine is worn and tired and it's time for a rebuild. Below 5 PSI is not recommended -dangerously low and could damage something internally.