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Old 10-23-2014, 12:47 PM   #21
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This information is most interesting. I will report back on what happens when I allow the oil level to drop.
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Old 10-23-2014, 02:34 PM   #22
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In 1973 I built a boat, installing a NEW engine, a Cummins V-504M.
Set-up by Da Book.

1: Pull the dipstick out
2: Add (X) amount of oil
3: Wait 5 minutes, insert and pullout the dipstick
4: Mark the dipstick (low level)
5: Add 1 gallon of oil
6: Repeat steps 3 & 4 to mark high level.


In operation oil level checks were to be made 5 minutes after shutdown.

My present engine, a Caterpillar, the oil level is checked with the
engine running.

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