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Can you pour oil too fast into an engine? #4669611
02/18/18 12:09 PM
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Can you put oil to fast into an engine? To the point where the oil is still draining down into the sump and you end up running low on oil once you start it?

Last edited by motor_oil_madman; 02/18/18 12:20 PM.

2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Can you pour oil too fast into an engine? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4669613
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Only problem I've had is filling up the funnel too fast :P


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Re: Can you pour oil too fast into an engine? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4669620
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I bought one of those big red funnels at auto zone that hold like a gallon of oil. I can literally just pour it through and it goes straight through with no backing up. So I can literally dump 3 gallons into my truck as fast as it will pour out of the jugs.


2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Can you pour oil too fast into an engine? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4669622
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out there
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As long as you know the amount you need to put in, what would be the problem? I don't understand why you would ask this.


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Re: Can you pour oil too fast into an engine? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4669626
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Yes. You'll know you've poured it in too fast when it runs out the funnel or the hole in the valve cover. Otherwise, no. laugh


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Re: Can you pour oil too fast into an engine? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4669630
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The questions on BITOG these days... duh


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Re: Can you pour oil too fast into an engine? [Re: Quattro Pete] #4669633
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Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
The questions on BITOG these days... duh


I reworded the question


2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Can you pour oil too fast into an engine? [Re: Alex_V] #4669638
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Originally Posted By: Alex_V
Yes. You'll know you've poured it in too fast when it runs out the funnel or the hole in the valve cover. Otherwise, no. laugh


You beat me to it. grin2


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Re: Can you pour oil too fast into an engine? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4669651
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Cold oil into a hot engine?

Re: Can you pour oil too fast into an engine? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4669654
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Uh, no.


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Re: Can you pour oil too fast into an engine? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4669664
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I pour my oil into one of those tall, long funnels and when oil reaches the top of the funnel, I better be holding on to that funnel tightly, or it will tip over.

This thread reminds of removing a very hot oil filter during an oil change. Some get so scorching hot when unscrewing it -- that unless I wear gloves, I will drop that real hot filter in mid air - see it land in my already full oil bucket, then watch it splash oil all over my driveway and me.

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Re: Can you pour oil too fast into an engine? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4669667
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I've poured it too fast into an engine with the half closed oil filler area and it's backed up and spilled out into the bay. Felt like a moron.


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Re: Can you pour oil too fast into an engine? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4669669
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Depends on the size of the drain-back holes in the cylinder head. Big openings and you can't pour fast enough. Small holes or blocked ones and you can't pour slow enough ...


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Re: Can you pour oil too fast into an engine? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4669685
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Well the oil makes its way back to the sump when the engine is operating so what do you think?

Re: Can you pour oil too fast into an engine? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4669687
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Originally Posted By: motor_oil_madman
Can you put oil to fast into an engine? To the point where the oil is still draining down into the sump and you end up running low on oil once you start it?


No, not really.


You just answered your own question......????

Originally Posted By: motor_oil_madman
I bought one of those big red funnels at auto zone that hold like a gallon of oil. I can literally just pour it through and it goes straight through with no backing up. So I can literally dump 3 gallons into my truck as fast as it will pour out of the jugs.


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