Got home early today and fitted the bung and filled with a mere 5 litres of
10w40 "semi synthetic" (group III/group II blend?) and a bottle of nulon lifter
cleaner. Started it up and oil light went out a few seconds later, then another
second or two later the oil service indicator went out. I've not looked up how
those work, but it was right :-) Warmed it up with a 10 minute idle, then gave
it a full throttle rev out to redline or so and zero smoke came out, no rattles,
all smooth and quiet. Lovely. If I take it for some in-BMW-chassis abuse, it'll
get another 3 litres oil first. But for now the higher nulon to oil ratio is superior.
I'll heat cycle it a few times like this before adding more oil. Next steps aside
from maybe a skid or two, is strip and remove from the car. To do that I need
the garage fully organised, so that'll be my focus, including the press project
which is on the floor taking up space. I also have to sort out the hotel and
Suzuki which are annoying other people and get them WOFs. Never a dull
moment. More news as it comes to hand, but possibly not much for a week or so.
Gave the oil filler neck a thorough clean, too. And put the 9 or so litres of
filthy brown oil into a bottle for disposal or other use as a fuel. Tweets/pics:https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 4509205504https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 0153519104https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 8262072320
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