Tim Simonsma wrote a great desertation (sp?) on oiling in Message #
13 a while back. His using a small drilled hole in the oil tank cap
seems like a good idea. The compression from the crankcase keeps
pressure in the tank while the motor is running, then the pressure
releases thru the small hole when it stops. Sounds good to me if you
can bring yourself to drill a hole in the cap. But will it stop the
tank from draining over time?
I've heard of folks putting a valve in the line that is turned off
when the car is stopped then, hopefully, turned back on before you
start out again.
My "trick" is to release the pressure in the tank by opening the cap
when I stop, but the tank will be empty come spring.
Just one of the quirks of the cars!
-- In email@example.com, "Paul Jacobson"
> Can anyone tell me how to prevent siphoning of the oil from the
> supply tank to the crankcase in my 2 cylinder HC Maxwell? Paul