Originally Posted by Otero
Should we start a pool on how long before tie dipper fails?
Oh wait, I did that already with my Hua Sheng.
How did you make the dipper? Did it have a flat surface meeting the oil? I've seen videos where it was done that way. But I have a Lister CS clone and Lister CS service manual, and the service manual specifically states that the dipper must be installed so the edge, not the flat, meets the oil. This is on a 600 rpm engine. Also, splash-lubed engines I have seen that have a dipper cast into the rod caps also have the knife edge meeting the oil.
So yes, the dipper might fail catastrophically. But I also think it is quite possible that my project will be successful.