Post by AuroraGirlFromMars on Apr 2, 2019 10:32:51 GMT -6
So in trying to fix my oil pressure issues, I am soaking my engine in kerosene. I put 5 gallons in, and boy does that stuff work as a solvent really well. Im going to tackle it again on the weekend and empty it, and see what comes out. Hopefully as a last ditch effort I will have oil pressure again.
Probably wanted to make sure everything was soaking in it since it can't be circulated conventionally, if it is the case I'm surprised it holds that much haha. I'd only worry about engine seals (as in the kerosene cleaning up any gunk that may be plugging leaks in the old seals). I'm anxious to see the results. Are you going to drop the oil pan after, or just hoping everything gels up enough to come out of the drain?
Post by AuroraGirlFromMars on Apr 3, 2019 7:42:41 GMT -6
Surprisingly the crankcase can hold more than 5 gallons. And yes, five gallons. I'm going to pick up more kerosene to fully submerge. I will tell yall how much it takes in total. I want to submerge the overhead valve train while I'm at it. I have an extra valve cover gasket I might take it off
Post by AuroraGirlFromMars on Apr 6, 2019 21:37:48 GMT -6
So I screwed into the oil cap with the filter wrench on it(it kept slipping, its even a 74mm with 15 flutes.) And got it off. emptied all the kerosene(a bunch went into my combustion chamber, boy did she smoke.) and I started the car. After warming up.... she went to zero. This is where I call the end to her life and she will be accordingly picked for parts and sold off. I know paul and a few others wanted some items on the post I made about parting her out. Its a sad feeling... but her parts will help make others whole. and I will find another to call mine.