Subject: Re: How to detect low oil level
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NNTP-Posting-Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2002 00:08:34 EST
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Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2002 05:08:34 GMT
Before you give up looking, take a look at this:
It's an oil level sensor that's desiged to use while the motor is
running. Won't work when it's off, though.
Or look at the BMW sender. It has two circuits; static for when
starting, and dynamic for when it's running.
Just ignore all the people that got confused by mis-information.
On Sun, 3 Nov 2002 00:37:36 -0800, "Jeroen" wrote:
>"Robert Miller" wrote in message
>After reading all these posts (what did I start??), and filtering out the
>less serious ones I think I go for the capacitance system because I think
>that is mechanically the easiest one.
>And my intent is only to detect low level before starting the engine, I
>forgot to mention that.
>Although I think It must be possible to detect the condition with the engine
>running. I think the problem is that most oil in the pan is somewhere else
>then, don't know the capacity of the engine. Say that the engine can oil 2
>litres and the pan is 5 litre, 3 litres remain when the engine is running.
>Depending on the form of the pan, there's a margin with you can work with
>(e.g. one litre less is in height only 1mm or 10mm less).
>I know the engine swirls the oil all around the pan, but it doesn't prevent
>the pickup of oil. (And there is a baffle around the crankshaft, to prevent