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PostSubject: Re: NEED ADVISE!!!!   14th May 2011, 13:19

What a pain, hope you get it sorted as soon as poss, ure the arage can put you in the right direction.
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PostSubject: Re: NEED ADVISE!!!!   14th May 2011, 23:28

mjnewham wrote:
Mentioned it to a mate and he had this thought...

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Right this may be of some help now if your oil is not like yogurt on dip stick or oil filler cap I would say water is not getting into your engine via head gasket and if you have not noticed any lack of mpg of proformance I would not think its the head gasket

your idle problem is most probably heat soak mine is the same some hot days in traffic gets abit lumpy now to the snot I am not shore how you have the catch tank plumbed in ie location and high but if you have driven the car and hot oil vapour is in the catch tank as it cools it will draw in outside air with moisture in it that in turn will get drawn back in to the engine over time these catch tanks are designed for racing and normally checked or cleaned out after a race

over a period of time it will fill but because the oil is not moving though the pump and galleries it will not go like yogurt the smell of fuel will be from the vapour of the inlet track I would think I would check your coolant level and flush your oil if it needs it clean out the catch tank and i think you will be ok when did you last check the catch tank before you noticed this

Just another thought the catch when it was fitted was the use of silicon sealer used because synthetic oil will do funny things to it and the oil can go like jelly but looks like oil if you follow also sometimes if the welding on the tanks are not great they put a sealer in the tank this sometimes can react with the oil hope this of use and saves you going down the head gasket route

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Thanks mart for posting this for me sorry bit scatty was rushed hope it helps
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PostSubject: Re: NEED ADVISE!!!!   16th May 2011, 17:26

Right bit of an update. ive just had the car looked at. And the car is all good and theres nothing to worry about. so im a happy person now. Thanks again everyone for you help!!
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PostSubject: Re: NEED ADVISE!!!!   16th May 2011, 17:40

GOOD NEW JACKdid thay say why the oil spelt of petrol??
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PostSubject: Re: NEED ADVISE!!!!   16th May 2011, 17:47

Yey good news jack. See nothing to worry about Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: NEED ADVISE!!!!   16th May 2011, 17:48

he said the oil catch can will catch anything that goes through the system.
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PostSubject: Re: NEED ADVISE!!!!   16th May 2011, 17:53

o that good to know,thanks for the info,and im glad your car is ok jack,
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PostSubject: Re: NEED ADVISE!!!!   16th May 2011, 18:21

yeh same here. ive been realy worried lol....
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PostSubject: Re: NEED ADVISE!!!!   16th May 2011, 18:45

Hi jack thats super news :-)
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PostSubject: Re: NEED ADVISE!!!!   16th May 2011, 22:44

Good news - seems to do what it says on the tin! Pleased the car is fine and we've all learnt a little more. See you Saturday.
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