Join Date: Jan 2005
Many thanks OP for highlighting this. Always wondered what that plastic turret was for. The Shell Ultra oil in my 2.2 has never gone more than 5000 miles and rarely goes on journeys of less than 10 miles. Of the 63,600 miles the car has done from new, 50,000 will have been across European motorways at high speeds and yet when I flipped off the lid of the PCV valve, it was half way to what you found. It took some time with a stiff hogshair artist's brush and kitchen towel to clean it out but I'm sure I've prevented a future problem. At the moment it runs better than new. Long may it continue! I wonder if a dealer service would ever have checked this.......