[Vwdiesel] Good news and bad news...

Sandy Cameron scameron at compmore.net
Sun Feb 13 13:21:08 EST 2005

At 10:26 AM 2/13/05 -0700, you wrote:
>Hey everyone,
>I have good news and bad news.
>The good news is that I took the Rabbit out on the Highway today, and 
>it now goes 75 MPH!!  Woohoo!  After replacing just about every part in 
>the front end, it's tight.  It handles well, better than my Golf.
>The bad news is that when I got home after driving it on the highway, I 
>noticed that where the engine vent meets the air intake had oil seeping 
>around it, like it had excessive blowby. 

If it didn't try to run away, tighten the clamp and keep going, some blowby
is inevitable.

If it does try to run away (accompanied by an impressive smoke screen)
DO NOT shift to neutral, or press the clutch! Apply brakes to bring her down
to a speed where it stops blowing enough oil to fuel the engine, then resume
driving at a lower speed.

There are ways to deal with this problem even though, in all other respects,
the engine runs well.

I fabricated an oil separator to catch the oil, then I could put it back in
the engine.

Others have just disconnected the breather from the air induction and routed
it down behind the engine to oil and rustproof the bottmom of the car.


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