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Old 10-27-2005, 09:12 PM   #1
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Default How does the oil drain to the oil pan?

I see how gravity drains the oil to the oil pan in a v8 or a vertical inline engine, but what causes the oil in a flat engine to go to the oil pan?

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Old 10-27-2005, 09:13 PM   #2
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gravity too....
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Old 10-27-2005, 09:17 PM   #3
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Wouldn't the oil pool in the bottom of the cam covers?
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Old 10-27-2005, 09:20 PM   #4
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Sure does! Its not much tho.
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Old 10-28-2005, 12:53 PM   #5
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I bet the engine designers just KNEW it would be installed in a flat position, so they made the oil drain passageways slope downwards towards the pan.

Even on my I-4 engines (Datsun, VW, BMW, Honda, Saab) there's some pooling under the valve cover. I bet there's a couple hundred ml hanging out in most any engine.
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Old 10-28-2005, 02:53 PM   #6
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I bet the engine designers just KNEW it would be installed in a flat position, so they made the oil drain passageways slope downwards towards the pan.
Nonononononononono, didn't ya know? Engine designers are stupid, that's why we have NASIOC to tell us what the proper break-in procedures are, what the proper oil change intervals are, and all that, so we can ignore all that silly misinformation in the owners manuals.



(Good answer, btw)
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Old 10-29-2005, 01:05 AM   #7
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Nonononononononono, didn't ya know? Engine designers are stupid, that's why we have NASIOC to tell us what the proper break-in procedures are, what the proper oil change intervals are, and all that, so we can ignore all that silly misinformation in the owners manuals.
+1! Best answer evar!!!

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