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    Oil level confusion?

    So I check my oil level on my cold ski sitting on the trailer and it is right up near the top bend. I run it for 30 seconds then switch it off. Check it 30 seconds later, and it is about a 1/3 the way between the marks, all good right?

    I am sure I have read that the level should be higher after checking it this way


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    you are not giving it enough time to drain down. if your level was good before running it you are good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultramaxracing05 View Post
    you are not giving it enough time to drain down. if your level was good before running it you are good.
    This is what I figured. But even after 5 minutes, the level is still 1/3 between the bends.

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    Hey Monaroman
    Just a thought, did you rev it to 4000rpm then switch the engine off? This puts the oil back into the sump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pandan9 View Post
    Hey Monaroman
    Just a thought, did you rev it to 4000rpm then switch the engine off? This puts the oil back into the sump.
    thats for when you drain/change the oil, once you suck it dry , you start it while holding the throttle wide open, this will then pumps the rest of the oil into the sump so you can suck the rest out.

    the oil should be half way between the bends
    Last edited by izz0; 12-17-2011 at 07:09 PM.

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    Oil level should ideally be checked at operating temp (ie Hot).

    People don't realise the oil does two jobs, as well as the lubrication system, oil is also part of the cooling system cooling parts of the engine the coolant can't get too like underside of pistons.... The less oil there is the hotter it will get and harder it will work.
    I run the oil towards the upper mark when hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by izz0 View Post
    thats for when you drain/change the oil, once you suck it dry , you start it up, give it a rev and it fills the sump back up so you can suck the rest out.

    the oil should be half way between the bends, i run mine a little lower for reasons i wont go into here but half way is where you should aim for when the ski is level.
    Am I reading this rite! You remove the oil then start the engine then rev it to 4000 rpm's with little to no oil in the engine WTF

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    Quote Originally Posted by oklagp1200r View Post
    Am I reading this rite! You remove the oil then start the engine then rev it to 4000 rpm's with little to no oil in the engine WTF
    you actually hold it wide open, it wont start though as it knows not to.

    that action then pumps the rest of the oil into the sump so you can fully clear it.

    Note: DO NOT DO THIS IS YOU ARE RUNNING EMS SUCH AS IGNI POWER OR ANY OTHER AFTER MARKET ENGINE MANAGEMENT

    sorry i shoiuld have been clearer in my post, my previous post has now been corrected so no one gets the wrong idea.

    thanks.

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    Holding the throttle WOT while cranking puts the ski in "flood mode" which means the injectors won't pulse and therefore won't start. Cars have the same feature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autosport View Post
    Oil level should ideally be checked at operating temp (ie Hot).

    People don't realise the oil does two jobs, as well as the lubrication system, oil is also part of the cooling system cooling parts of the engine the coolant can't get too like underside of pistons.... The less oil there is the hotter it will get and harder it will work.
    I run the oil towards the upper mark when hot.
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