What bad habits have you developed in checking your engine oil
How often do you check it?
My bad habit is not checking it very often, maybe once a month. When the engine
was brand new, I checked it before every start. After say ten hours, I started checking it only on the first start of the day. Then once a week.
After 7 years and 280 hours, I hardly ever check it. I know it doesn't use any oil
so a quick look in the bilge
to make sure no oil has leaked out and then hit the starter.
Last week I realised I should be checking it first start of the day - not for too little oil but FOR TOO MUCH OIL. I have a gravity feed fuel
system and if the fuel pump
diaphram fails, it will leak fuel
into the engine sump. I would have zero indication of a failed fuel pump
apart from the sump being filled.
So as of now, that bad habit is cancelled and I will be checking the oil for correct level - not too much and not too little
Your bad habit???