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NNTP-Posting-Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 12:57:34 -0600
From: "Robert Miller"
Subject: Re: How to detect low oil level
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 12:57:35 -0600
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You could have a bladder in the oil pan. I would not recommend a rubber
bladder, but a very close fitting metallic bladder. Any leakage pass the
seal can be drained/ pumped back into the oil pan.
You would always know within a few oz. how much oil is in the system.
The only question is the chance of failure small enough to make this system
"Michael Painter" wrote in message
> "Jeroen" wrote in message
> > Hi,
> > what's a simple but reliable way to detect a low oil level of a car?
> > Something that's easy to place from the outside, without any disassembly
> > the pan?
> > Jeroen
> A simple but reliable way is the dip stick.
> It has no moving parts.
> Floats and things that move tend to break sooner or later and then pieces
> get where they tend to do damage.
> If you must have something else add a pipe to the drain plug run it up the
> side of the engine and put clear plastic in to see the level.
> Then you have nothing internal to worry about, will know what the level
> when to change it, have an easier way to do that and can use external
> cells to monitor. (Or a TV camera)
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