Brain Teaser February 2018 Answer

Congrats Bill, Dan, Dave, Lee, Jay, Matt, Tom and William! Of course, all of you guessed the correct answer. Here, we thought it fun to print the answer submitted by Jay, as it was not only quite accurate, but so much fun to read! 

Here goes…..  “First, let me say that using oil from the track for such a highly refined motor as a Porsche 928 doesn’t sound like a good idea—after all they use it in lawn mowers and earth movers. Second, ‘borrowing’ oil implies that Lee will give it back when he is done with it.  Trust me, as someone who has tried more than a few times to drain a quart or two out of the crankcase it always leads to a huge, oily mess.  If Lee is determined to use the track’s oil he needs to fill the 7 quart container then dump that into the 13 quart container.  Refill the 7 qt. container and dump that into the 13 qt. one which will only take 6 qt. leaving 1 qt. in the 7 qt. jug.  Dump that 1 qt. into the 928.  Repeat the procedure to get another 1 qt. remaining in the 7 qt. container and put that into the car.  Now, if Lee were really smart, and we all know he is (he’s a Porsche guy right?), he will make a right turn out of the track and go to M-44 and drive east about 6 miles to the town of Belding where there is a shiny new parts store and buy 2 quarts of high grade oil for his little beastie.  No, make that 4 quarts so he doesn’t have go through this debacle again.” 

Some Funny Answers

1)  My homework's a little late & maybe it's not the even right answer, teacher, but...OK, here we go!

 

My answer to the February brain teaser on page 22 is simple: Lee simply added a little oil at a time and kept checking the dip stick until it was topped off!

At least, that's what I would do!


2)  First, let me say that using oil from the track for such a highly refined motor as a Porsche 928 doesn’t sound like a good idea—after all they use it in lawn mowers and earth movers. Second, ‘borrowing’ oil implies that Lee will give it back when he is done with it. Trust me, as someone who has tried more than a few times to drain a quart or two out of the crankcase it always leads to a huge, oily mess. If Lee is determined to use the track’s oil he needs to fill the 7 quart container then dump that into the 13 quart container. Refill the 7 qt. container and dump that into the 13 qt. one which will only take 6 qt. leaving 1 qt. in the 7 qt. jug. Dump that 1 qt. into the 928. Repeat the procedure to get another 1 qt. remaining in the 7 qt. container and put that into the car. Now, if Lee were really smart, and we all know he is (he’s a Porsche guy right?), he will make a right turn out of the track and go to M-44 and drive east about 6 miles to the town of Belding where there is a shiny new parts store and buy 2 quarts of high grade oil for his little beastie. No, make that 4 quarts so he doesn’t have go through this debacle again.