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Perhaps he really spoke of the virtues of warm engines, not just warm oil. I do know that airline recips had engine heaters, not just oil heaters at the cold stations. They blew hot air into the cowl and heated everything. I can't remember if the oil tank was given extra attention or not.
Yeah, smells neat, too. That is one of the reasons we attend vintage motorcycle road races. Between the premix in Bultacos and the externally lubricated hairpin valve springs, the aroma is intoxicating. Mix that with the sounds, and I am in Pig Heaven. When I raced a bike with castor oil on weekends, I learned that Blendzall did not store well once mixed. So, I used up the racing fuel in my street bike for daily use during the week. I got a lot of funny looks from folks who did not recognize the aroma.
Back when cars were carbed, it was not uncommon to the drain oil from a short trip car in the winter and smell gasoline in the oil. Never noticed it in summer. Of course, this could have just been poorly-adjusted chokes.
We used a mixture of alcohol and distilled water for cooling on take off. The carbs actually made the mixture leaner when ADI was used. It improved the combustion process, and actually resulted in less fuel dilution than if it were not used.
A lot of diesel drivers seem not to have gotten the word on that.
84 30T PeeThirty-Something, 502 powered
Smaller (light aircraft, for example) engines don't have water injection, and in them, the mixture is overrich for cooling.
Actually, I should have expanded that to include all engines, with ported or direct injection gaso engines the least in need.
'94 28' Breakaway: MilSpec AMG 6.5L TD 230HP
Nelson and Chester, not-spoiled Golden Retrievers
Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not.
In either case the idea is quite staggering. - Arthur C. Clarke
It was a woman who drove me to drink, and I've been searching thirty years to find her and thank her - W. C. Fields
BACK TO CHANGING OIL.I am going to have my oil changed at service garage just don't want to pay too much. First time I had it changed with Rotella and all filters' two oil ,one fuel one drier ,one tranny. There is one that goes to the cooling fan I don't know what that is.I paid $400.00 was that two much for having it done?
lenny and judy
32', Regency, Cummins 8.3L, Spartan Chassis, 1992
Tag# 9112 0158 32RS 1B
Mmmmmm....... i can change my oil and filter and both fuel filters and the tranny filter for around $100-$120. Of course my time is "free".
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