Djdawson2 at Djdawson2 at
Thu May 30 01:50:30 EDT 2002

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In a message dated 5/29/02 6:34:30 PM Mountain Daylight Time,
b.m.benz at writes:

> Only in cooling capacity.  If cooling wern't the principle use of oil in an
> engine, any engine could be fully lubricated with less than a pint.
> Bernie

Not true.  If cooling were the principle use, I'd be using coolant in my
crankcase.  Oil breaks down over time... absorbs contaminants and moisture...
holds metal particles in suspension... and yes, cools.  Those things and
more, as well as simply keeping metal parts from ever touching (hopefully).

As Ingo implied... more oil capacity, the greater the timespan before all the
above issues can lead to oil breakdown, and ultimate failure.

These are all factual issues... I'm sure some others can back me up here.
Take care,

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