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68autobug

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Well
You wouldn't believe it
after travelling 600 kilometers on Sunday to a VW show and back...
No oil is dripping from My beetle...

so, what have I got??

a NON OIL dripper...

it doesn't leave its mark...!!

what can I do to fix this ???

Lee

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First thing I would do is check and make sure I actually have oil in the engine

It's nice when they don't drip and mark up your driveway.

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First thing I would do is check and make sure I actually have oil in the engine

It's nice when they don't drip and mark up your driveway.


Hi
Well, it did use a bit of oil on the way down [300kms] and I had just done an oil change.. so it was full of oil... nice clean oil... lol

I do have a small seepage from a hose behind the fan shroud going to the oil cooler adaptor which I need to fix...
it only leaks when the engine is going , so the oil must drip while I'm travelling.... lol

LEE

[its really an oil dripper ONLY when moving... lol]




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     do have a small seepage from a hose behind the fan shroud going to the oil cooler adaptor which I need to fix...
it only leaks when the engine is going , so the oil must drip while I'm travelling.... lol
 

All I can say is the people behind you must really love ya
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well, it doesn't actually spray out... like Herbie...

but just very slow seepage...

it ends up on My muffler mostly...    which can't be bad...  lol

cheers

LEE

PS: Downloaded the GeneBerg  cooling etc pages.. excellent reading...
Lee




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I had a friend in collage who had a 71 micro bus that had an oil leak and did spray. It had a 914 engine, which worked great but the dip stick was too long and when you pulled it out it would scrape all the oil off. So he could never tell how much oil was in the bus. His mechanic (Wulfgang) told him to watch the oil light and when it came on to put one and a half quarts in and that would fill it up. Wulfgang and Eric spent years looking for that leak. The finely discovered that the oil pressure switch was bad and it came on at 15 psi so Eric was over filling it and the extra was just spraying out the back. It was no fun to follow that bus but it was fun to watch how fast tail gaiters backed off. 


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I had a friend in college who had a 71 micro bus that had an oil leak and did spray. It had a 914 engine, which worked great but the dip stick was too long and when you pulled it out it would scrape all the oil off. So he could never tell how much oil was in the bus. His mechanic (Wulfgang) told him to watch the oil light and when it came on to put one and a half quarts in and that would fill it up. Wulfgang and Eric spent years looking for that leak. The finely discovered that the oil pressure switch was bad and it came on at 15 psi so Eric was over filling it and the extra was just spraying out the back. It was no fun to follow that bus but it was fun to watch how fast tail gaiters backed off. 
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YIKES Chris

that IS a real Horror story....

one and a half quarts of oil added.... 


that's a lot of oil.....  and a lot of oil spray....

LEE






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It was that experience that taught me to never trust idiot lights.



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