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Author Topic:   trying to read what's in the engine oil
avila
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 55
posted February 16, 2003 08:58 PM
I'm trying to determine if a fresh 350 has
any bearing related problems by looking at
motor oil and filter after motor bring up.
I didn't find any
bearing fragments but there seem to be a lot of very tiny bubbles. If I put some motor
oil that contains some bubbles on a spoon and heat the spoon, after a few momemts the bubbles pop and the oil is clear.
Anyone know if this sounds right and what are
those bubbles?

20bmw
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 24
posted February 16, 2003 10:07 PM
Are the bubbles floating in the spoon or are the bubbles at the bottom of the spoon??

Oil will float on watter and heating a spoon full the water will evaporate and the oil will clear up...

I say it could be a head or intake gasket leak..

20bmw

dirtracer14
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 499
posted February 16, 2003 10:30 PM UIN: 23443678
What type of pan are you useing? I have found that some pans will make the oil allmost look frothy.... that is without a windage system.

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