R.I.P Allan Simonsen
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: United Kingdom
OK, new problem...
before I go and tear the guys head off...is there anything he could have done ( or even what the weather has done) that could cause Mayo in the oil cap??
this is something I check frequently ( once a week) and now all of a sudden I have little lumps of mayo in the cap! seems a bit coincidental to me!
really REALLY ****ed off!
is the thermostat ok? done a lot of short journeys recently? both can cause mayo to build up very quickly. it has got a lot colder all of a sudden..
I don't believe there is anything you can do at a cam belt change that can cause emulsification (mayo)
Mine is now well due a belt change, but due to a gigantic load that has been dropped upon me from a great height very suddenly its going to have to have just the belt, tensioner and idlers. I have reason to suspect the water pump is already a metal impeller, so at this point in time its going to have to stay. at the end of the day, if I wait any further and the belt goes, its guaranteed disaster, if I get the belt done, and the water pump goes in 6 months, its an issue, but its not quite so likely to kill the entire engine, especially as i'm an instrument hawk.
its the safer of two gambles.
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Last edited by philoldsmobile; 05-12-10 at 12:27.