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Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2006 00:20:26 -0600
From: Charles <cstoyernospamrpex.com>
Subject: Suggestions for C900T oil change


I have been driving and changing oil in C900 Turbos since 1994. They recommend disabling the ignition and cranking the engine until the oil pressure comes up before enabling the engine to start in order to prevent damaging the turbo. It seems to take quite a while to get that pressure up, but it is not unbearable. Last oil change before today was on my Dodge Cummins TD pickup (11 qts!). They recommend filling the oil filter before installing it. Maybe because diesels don't have an ignition to disable! So today I tried that "old Indian trick" on my wife's 93 900T ragtop. Normally, you unplug the distributor hall effect connector and crank until the oil light goes out, then reconnect it and start the engine. Oil light never came on. Worked like a charm. Futhermore, after filling the filter and putting exactly 4 qts in the crankase, the dipstick read exactly full! I highly recommend it! Charles

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