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Re: a further thought.. (archive)

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Posted by pa on September 15, 1999 at 15:11:53:

In Reply to: Re: oil loss posted by pa on September 14, 1999 at 23:09:24:

1.5 liters oil over 400 miles would leave a visible trail of smoke if in fact it is being burned, whether via rings or intake/PCV system.

Paul wasn't clear on the oil warning light, but I assume he meant the oil "level" as opposed to "pressure". If the latter is the case, he may have overfilled the crankcase and it's getting "frothed-up" by the crank and getting air into the oil system.
A bit far-fetched, but check the dipstick for correct length.

-paul a

: You might want to check the PCV valve and other components of the crankcase ventilation system for blockage.

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