Bacon Drippings in my oil pan!?

Fri Jul 09, 2004 10:11 pm

When I pulled my dipstick out tonight there was what looked like bacon drippings on the dipstick for at least a few inches. I then reinserted it and pulled out more, but it was less. I know the previous owner had run synthetic oil in Snappy prior to me owning it. I have only run ND 30W in it since I owned it.

Sat Jul 10, 2004 7:09 am

How long has it been since you put the 30w nd in it ?
It sounds like the two did not mix.

Sat Jul 10, 2004 8:52 am

Why would you change from a synthetic oil to a non-detergent 30-weight oil?. (Just curious)

Sat Jul 10, 2004 10:03 pm

I don't know why I did, I just didn't see the need for synthetic oil in my cub. Why would someone change from ND to syn without a proper rebuild of the engine?

Sat Jul 10, 2004 10:24 pm

Can't speak for anyone other than myself, but this summer I decided to try blended oil in my 48 that was last rebuilt 17 years ago. It has improved my oil pressure which was getting pretty low.

Sat Jul 10, 2004 10:29 pm

That was a fair answer. :P

If you are going to try and clean out your "Bacon-Drippings" I think I would use some detergent 30-weight for about 5-hours and change it again. The oil I use in everything I run except my diesel is still under a buck a quart so I dont skimp on oil changes.

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