This is sometimes a hard pill to swallow
Your owners manual (more than likely) RECOMMENDS you check your OIL LEVEL WEEKLY
Airplane Fellers do it more often than that. WHY COULD THAT BE?
It's all got to do with your vehicle being a machine
Anything can go wrong with a Machine!
A OFTEN check of the OIL LEVEL, will often alert you to a problem, whether it be Mechanical, A rock punctured your pan, Road debris knocked something loose. NO MATTER WHERE THE BLAME LIES. This in the long run could save on a lot of HEARTACHE!(For someone)
I do my own maintenance, I've seen too many HORROR STORIES (1st Hand) with the "SUPER OIL CHANGE PLACE" stripping out your drain plug hole, leaving your oil filter loose (or not even replacing it). The one I like the most is: "We fill within the safe marks, not to the full Mark (That saves them a qt. Of oil, but by all rights, they did perform a "CORRECT" Refill, kinda like, which came 1st the chicken or the egg). ETC ETC
The other critical thing was, when The light/ gauge showed a problem. Not to mention when a RACKET was coming from the engine,
Immediately, it should have been shut down, and at minimum all fluid levels checked----BY THE OPERATOR, or UNDER THE OPERATORS SUPERVISION--BEFORE THE VEHICLE WAS RE-STARTED!
Even with FULL LEVELS. Things go wrong, such as the OIL PUMP BREAKS, and no oil reaches critical parts. This too exhibits the same symptom of "NO OIL". Lights/ Gauges Display it, and so does the RACKET of un-lubricated engine parts.
I'm sorry you are in a bind, but there is no excuse for not keeping your Maintenance Current.I've also heard the excuses, in the end, you still REMAIN in the same BIND!
A REPAIR MANUAL (the SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE SECTION), would assist you greatly in keeping up with SIMPLE STUFF---AS WELL AS THE MORE INVOLVED THINGS, that you have no clue, needing attention. Till it's too late
I've Got 2, Ones 34 years old. The other 65. You gotta keep up with their needs religiously, they'll never let you down, and will be around a long time!
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Saturday, January 8th, 2011 AT 1:20 AM