where'd my oil go?
Posted May 22, 2005 - 11:47 AM
Posted May 22, 2005 - 11:51 AM
Start the engine, run it until it's warm, shut it down, wait about 5 minutes, then check it.
The oil will magically reappear
Seriously... it's a dry-sump system. The oil is contained in a reservoir in the frame. When you kill the engine, the pumps stop, and the oil slowly drains back into the engine case. When you start, the two oil pumps start again and evacuate the case, pushing all of the oil back into the frame. The primary oil pump draws oil from the frame and feeds it to the engine. The scavenging pump runs faster, and draws oil from the case, feeding it back to the frame.
Posted May 22, 2005 - 06:22 PM
Posted May 22, 2005 - 07:05 PM
Posted May 22, 2005 - 07:56 PM