Can someone explain how this works. What is the pressure??
Also, if there is a build up of pressure and it is blocked - where does it come out?
I drove my car back yesterday from having some bodywork done and it does often flood easily - so ended up driving it back a few miles running on two cylinders. Anyway, it ground to a halt just before I got home. :roll eyes: Don't think the 2 items are connected - but let me explain.
Lifted the bonnet this morning and there is a fair amount of oil coming from somewhere. On closer investigation, it seems to be coming out of the top of the dipstick and spraying downwards and sidewards. Quite a lot of the area around cylinder no. 3 (rear, off side), is covered in oil as well as the area around the AFM. Looking at it is would seem that oil has pushed the dipstick up and out and has sprayed against the cap of the dipstick and covered the nearest part of the engine. There is also a bit coming out on the other side where the oil filler cap is, but I am not sure if this is to do with a badly fitting filler cap.
So, occasionally I hear comments of 'crank case breather being blocked that can knock out the cam seals etc'. Where is this crank case breather? What does it do?
There is not any pipe coming off the side of the filler neck with a rubber hose. It would seem that he previous owner has used a filler neck from a later 16v and removed the plastic 'can' at the top of the next and jammed in the stopper. It is not a perfect fit but it kind of works.
Is there a pressure build up that has no vent and it is finding it through the top of the dipstick?
If someone could share their knowledge with regards to the above I would be grateful.
First job it to get the car started. I need to clean all the plugs as they are black and oily, but in the meantime if someone can explain the above bit, I would be grateful.