brett at cloud9.net
Tue Jan 22 20:53:23 PST 2008
On Jan 22, 2008, at 11:37 PM, Matthew Barrett wrote:
> Good to know what's normal behavior for the gauge and what isn't.
> Gives me another weekend project. As far as the power steering fluid
> goes, its full of Pentosin CHF11s. That's one thing Derek made sure
> to mention when I purchased the car.
For some alternatives, see http://www.audifans.com/kb/Pentosin
> As far as oil consumption, I will probably investigate Derek's idea
> about the stem seals/valve guides further, but as I have been
> looking around in the engine compartment I noticed a coating of oil
> on the bottom of the distributor
Check the crankcase breather system- if the crankcase becomes
pressurized, this reportedly can cause oil to blow out through the
distributor. The hose could be collapsed, for example- they degrade
with age and eventually turn to a squishy mess that folds in on
itself. There's also a copper squiggle flash arrestor, and two valves
(one is by the passenger side corner of the head- a 90 degree plastic
jobbie with a flat-top head.)
Once you figure out what's causing it, take off the cap and degrease
it and the rotor.
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