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Re: Oil loss!!!!??????

-- [ From: Huw Powell * EMC.Ver #3.1a ] --

>>Then I switched filler caps with one of my junkers (even though my cap has
a new gasket) and voila! oil consumption has almost vanished! 

>Did you really stop the oil loss when you replaced the oil filler cap? If
so then I'm off to buy a new one yesterday. I am sure that my engine burns a
little oil but if replacing the cap prevents loss from elsewhere then it's
worth a try.

Um, did I forget to make it obvious that the leak was the *oil cap*?  Now my
cam cover stays clean and dry.  The odd thing is having fixed it there was
no change required to the mixture - apparently there was no vacuum leak,
just an ounce of oil wicking out somehow every 100 miles!  It's been about
2500 miles now and the level is holding, it's only gone from 1/2 way up the
little grid on the dipstick to 3/8 of the way up.  Fingers crossed!  Syntec
is an expensive way to lubricate the outside of my intake manifold!

Huw Powell
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