Drop

Disscussing old, rare, very specific or otherwise uncommon units and measurements
Forum rules
Dear convert-me.com forum visitors,

Our forum has been available for many years. In September 2014 we decided to switch it to read-only mode. Month after month we saw less posts with questions and answers from real people and more spam posts. We were spending more and more resources cleaning the spam until there were less them 1 legitimate message per 100 spam posts. Then we decided it's time to stop.

All the posts in the forum will be available and searchable. We understand there are a lot of useful information and we aren't going to remove anything. As for the new questions, you can always ask them on convert-me.com FaceBook page

Thank you for being with us and sorry for any inconveniences this could caused.

Drop

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."
gilf9
 

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.
McWheels
 


More info

  • List of all units you can convert online
  • Metric conversion
  • Convert grams to cups
  • Grams to milliliters
  • Imperial vs US Customary
  • History of measurement
  • Return to Exotic units

    Our Privacy Policy       Cooking Measures Converter       Metric conversions