- Mar 9, 2016
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I am so glad for you... my contributions were few, and as to sanity... well, be careful slinging that word around here.
Because there was some coolant in the crankcase at some point, I'd recommend you test her out for the next several days and then give her a fresh oil change... coolant tends to attack the bearing surfaces... should not be a big deal, but would be worth investing in the new oil/filter to be sure it's clean. Small amounts for long periods are worse than large amounts for short periods.
Glad someone from my generation was able to contribute at least a little to helping you past all of the tragic events the cell phone obsessed member caused you
I changed that oil 3 days ago Jeff. I WAS NOT ABOUT TO ALLOW COOLANT TO COMPROMISE THE LUBRICANT! NO WAY! I never even turned her over until I had drained that crank case well and good, AND flushed the cooling jacket!
We've both lived enough to know how subjective sanity can be. One mob's delusion is another's Truth. I fear the matter will be resolved with a terrible body count, as often occurs, with Victory being the sole criterion for Right. May they enjoy their graveyard if that comes down, for that's all the victors will get. Domine, miserere nobis!
MUCH of my typing here is meant to benefit the youngsters, those wise enough to look beyond rigidly controlled corporate venues anyway. The Internet I loved now gets called the "Dark Web" by these corporate monsters. To THINK I actually once found an NOS steering arm for my 1959 International on Amazon, back when THAT functioned much as e-Pay now does......
I changed the dirty Lucas oil with fresh NAPA-Valvoline petroleum oil I copped for $2.39/qt! I'll run THAT for a week or 2, then flush the crank case AGAIN, with a kerosene/diesel mixture that does that job well, then, depending on other circumstances, will either run more Valvoline for a bit, then purge one more time, and restore the Lucas stuff. The oil's already sitting here for that purpose. Babushka insisted.