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Postby gilf9 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:18 am

What is the volume of a drop? I realize there can be a wide range, but perhaps there is a commonly used "drop."

Re: Drop

Postby McWheels » Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:30 pm

I was going to post a "similar' question but instead, I would like to elaborate...

How many "drops" of a typical 5w30 or 10w30 motor oil are in a quart of engine oil.

As a mechanic, I have seen many engine oil leaks such as cam and crank seal that tend to be continuous and relatively steady varying only with temperature and oil pressure. I can easily tell a customer that it drips one drop per minute but when they ask how long before I have to add a quart of oil, I find myself a bit perplexed.

I think this has long been a curiosity that I have never been able to find any credible answer to.

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