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hard cold start / PCV oil loss
I took the suggestion to replace the dipstick seal as a reminder to look at
mine more seriously. I had major cold start problems last winter. I used
starting fluid during the 2 weeks of sub-zero weather we had. I replaced
my battery just after the snow melted since I had 1.never done it, 2.drained
it several times trying to start the damn car.
So, yesterday I bought a 40 cent o-ring from the local Service Star hardware
store and added it to the dipstick. I pushed it up just above the old one.
Before, I could pull the dipstick out with VERY little effort, now it
requires a small tugg. It is a much more reassuring feeling. While I need
to collect more data, I did notice the car started well this morning and
didn't hesitate when I pulled into traffic. (keeping my fingers crossed!)
OK, about oil loss. I haven't kept exact figures, but I'll bet I lose about
1 quart every 1000 mile or less. Since I'm using Mobil 1, I want to fix the
problem instead of burning the oil. I don't have a leak that results in
oil on my driveway. I have noticed an oil build-up on the metal pipe
between the intake boot and the turbocharger. The oil appears to be leaking
out from under the boot and onto the surface of the pipe. I have had the intake
plumbing apart (to some extent), and noticed an oil build-up. So, I can imaging
my intercooler looks kinda messy!
I want to call on the expertice of the net relating to excessive oil passing
from the crankcase/valvecover into the intake. I feel this is the problem.
I've inspected the hoses and replaced a couple of them (for PCV). Ideas??
David A. Kavanagh email@example.com AMIGA!
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