[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
Re: oil filter fill
- Subject: Re: oil filter fill
- From: plpklt@xxxxxxx
- Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2005 13:19:36 -0400
- -----Original Message-----
From: Mark Rivera <marr@xxxxxxxx>
Sent: Mon, 24 Oct 2005 02:16:19 -0500
Subject: Re: oil change question
Thanks all for the advice on the oil change. I went ahead and filled the filter before putting it on because, well, why not.
Took it for a 500mi spin today with some around-town jaunts thrown in and oil consumption was nil. It had previously been eating a little oil based on the number of rides (as opposed to mileage), so that is good news. Can I conclude from this that it was eating the oil because it was too old? (34k mi on the bike.)
I always like a vertical filter arrangement since you can pre-fil it. I am always amazed exactly how much oil you can get into that tiny filter if you take your time. I swear it is an optical illusion since it appears you can get more oil in the filter than a container that size has any right to hold, but you are pouring so little in at a time that it seems like you are pouring a gallon in. But I still think it will hold nearly 3/8 quart if you get all the air bubbles out.
If you want to blow your mind on apparent volumes of liquids look at the lowly 5 gal gas can... looks pretty big but a cubic foot fuel cell will hold 7.4 gallons I am still amazed by that one too... Guess I am just easy to amaze.....
I'm also amazed when I meet a government employee who has a lick of sense.....but that happens so rarely....