Thread: Oil issue
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Old 07-28-2003, 06:45 PM
JimSmith JimSmith is offline
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To make it clear, the smoking problem you have presently is most likely due to adding too much oil. That should be checked by following engatwork's advice, and adjusted as necessary. Too much oil results in the crankshaft beating liquid into a foamy froth, which changes the oil's lubricating and other characteristics. Not good. I would get the excess out sooner rather than later, and if you do not have a Mity-Vac I would even consider draining it all out and putting the correct amount of the right stuff back in. Which will not be 8 quarts unless you change the filter again at the same time. Good luck, Jim
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