SailNet Community - View Single Post - excessive oil loss
View Single Post
Old 06-17-2013
MarkSF MarkSF is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: San Francisco Bay area
Posts: 2,335
Thanks: 4
Thanked 48 Times in 48 Posts
Rep Power: 4
MarkSF is on a distinguished road
Re: excessive oil loss

"btw--my leakage ddnt come from within engine---there are hoses to oil filter, if it is remote, as is mine, and there are all kinds of places lube oil will transfer into fuel and vice versa, and out of the engine without compression being down--make sure you have them all checked out so you dont learn how to shut off your engine the hard way"

Could you please explain how the engine oil gets into the fuel if a hose to the oil filter fails? Otherwise I'll have to go with my initial reaction, which is that this is complete nonsense.

The oil system, and the fuel system, are two separate sealed systems, and I can't think of any place where they meet and are separated by a component that could fail.

The exception is if an injector jams open you could get fuel in the oil. But not the reverse.
1984 Bristol 31.1
Alameda, California, USA
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook