Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Oceanside, NY
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Re: excessive oil loss
Amazing how you can figure stuff out from crawling around and looking.
Thanks for all the suggestions they were helpful. First I found out where all the oil went, right into the bilge. I have an impaired sense of smell so I did't notice anything really wrong. Due to some suggestions here, I got of cup of water out of the bilge and it was black.
I have a oil change pump permanently connected mounted on the engine. The other day I changed my Racor filter and must have knocked the intake hose off the oil change pump. It leads directly into the bottom of the oil pan. With the engine running the hose was low enough so the oil must have shot out the hose straight into the bilge.
So while I am embarrassed by my operator error, I am happy to note that to fix this I just need to do a lot of cleaning, reclamp that hose securely and will be back in business. It could have been a lot worse.
Thanks for all the advice and feedback.