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Wisp of smoke from 166TS oil check

Looking at purchasing a 166TS - took it for a 20 minute spin, and then checked the oil level, there was wisps of smoke rising from the oil reservoir - would this be normal with 166's? I know the oil will be hot, but does the smoke indicate a potential problem?
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Re: Wisp of smoke from 166TS oil check

Every car I've ever checked the oil on after a drive in which the engine gets hot has had a noticeable wisp from the filler cap. It's more likely a fine mist of condensation, smoke doesn't come out in a wisp - more a random burst (depends how hot it is, of course).

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