Parking on an incline
human747 at attbi.com
Thu Dec 19 14:19:45 EST 2002
> I would argue that it shouldn't make a difference as the oil pump shouldn't
> loose prime, but since the pump is on the front of the engine it will have
> to lift the oil less if the nose is down.
> > Nose up. Pickup is in rear of pan which is also the deeper part of pan.
Perhaps Chris can try it both ways a few times and report back on
whether there is a difference in the time the valve lifters make their
> > > I have recently relocated to an area where I have to park '91 20V Coupe
> > a
> > > steep 35-40 degree incline. There is some valve clatter when I start the
> > car
> > > up that persists longer than usual.
> > >
> > > Therefore, I was wondering, for those that know the anatomy of the
> > oil
> > > pan/pump, etc, as to whether if it is better to park the car with nose
> > down or
> > > nose up to provide the best lubrication on start up.
> > >
> > > Or does it matter at all?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Chris
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