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Old 04-19-2007, 12:15 PM   #21
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Someone is trying one of my ideas!! Take that, gearheads!!!


Actually, I'm kinda scared now.....

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Actually, I'm kinda scared now.....:
So are we buddy..so are we.

However.. this is where a fix or future solution might come from.. tossing out an idea.
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OK, here'* my theory, since there has not been any diagnosis yes to that will provide us with any better info....

Last time you changed the oil, you spilled some around the oil filler neck and it ran down the filler neck under the engine cover. Then with time, it migrated to the lower areas of the cover, hence the larger amount at the rear of the cover.

That'* my story and I'm sticking to it....until or unless you discover something else to disprove it.

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IIRC, i had the engine cover off last time i poured in oil, but i could very well be wrong....but lash'* idea doesn't make much sense, i couldn't have spilled that much, and most of it climbing up to the top ridge of the cover defies the laws gravity...and wouldn't it be all over, not just the side by the TB?

BTW, that'* not the first idea of MOS95B'* i liked, earlier in the thread he mentioned putting cardboard between the cover and engine, which i would have done if i had time...and cardboard
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Please..don't put a combustible thing like cardboard near the exhaust temperature EGR vavle area. I fear that if you do.. you won't need to concern yourself with the cover after that.

Let'* be pretty blunt here. If you see nothing and find nothing then the speculation is going to become more outlandish.

I asked about coolant at the outlet flowing downward onto the engine..because things usually don't defy gravity. It has been suggested that this came from something forward of the area because wind could carry it.

Until you clean the stinking thing and do more research..I'm going to theorize that something happened in the past and we don't have any explaination for it.
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BTW, that'* not the first idea of MOS95B'* i liked, earlier in the thread he mentioned putting cardboard between the cover and engine, which i would have done if i had time...and cardboard
If you decide to try the cardboard, as much as I hate to say Boosty'* right, heep it away from the EGR and such. And remember, I said securely attach it to the cover. Make sure it'* tight to the cover, not just kinda flopping around. I would hate to think an idea of mine cost you your car.....
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oh, no, i'm not gon do that, and yes, i would have been mindful of not starting a fire. i'll try to get around to cleaning it this weekend and i'll let you know
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