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Re: Audi Oil Filters

On Sun, 26 Mar 1995, Bob D'Amato wrote:

> If it DID work, this would imply that the next morning when I turn on my 
> key, I will read a substantial oil pressure (where I left it last night).
> Did I miss something?
> Bob

	Yes, you are correct.  The pressure will indeed bleed down, 
however, there will be a small reservoir of oil left in the filter 
to provide some immediate oil feed at startup.  The best would be 
an accusump to provide immediate oil pressure at startup.  My 
friend's Miata has one, and it sure is neat to see the oil 
pressure gauge go up when you turn the ignition on, before you 
start the engine!  There is also a "turbo accusump" which does not 
have a solenoid valve, so that on shutdown, the reservoir of oil 
in the tank drains down through the turbo to lubricate the 
bearings while they cool down.  Not a bad idea I think.

Graydon D. Stuckey

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