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Oil Patch On Engine Cover - Is It Normal?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by emzino, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. emzino

    emzino Active Member

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    I popped open my bonnet to have a look at how easy it was to get to the side indicators before I go ahead with ordering the new bulbs. Seems impossible but hey lol.

    Never the less I was kinda taken back by the shiny oil around the oil cap and this dark patch which clearly looks like oil on the engine cover...

    Is it normal or should I be worried!

    Heres some pics:

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  2. RobinA3

    RobinA3 Well-Known Member

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    well its not normal but it looks like the monkey who serviced the car has spilt oil over the engine cover.
     
  3. rich1068

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    Yeah, I'd go with the monkey explanation too. Mine does get a little oily around the cap though. Nothing major.

    Try taking the cover off and giving it a bit of a scrub with some dilute Fairy liquid.
     
  4. emzino

    emzino Active Member

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    Aha I see. Thanks for that, I was worried it might be spitting oil back out!

    And the monkeys in question are those in Guildford :)

    Ok i'll give it a scrub and hopefully that'll clean it out.

    Thanks again!
     
  5. OutLore

    OutLore VOIP Dude

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    Yeah, from what I remember it is a bit of a nightmare to put oil in it without a funnel...

    Also, whenever I took the cap off, I would hold it over the hole for ages, letting it drip back into the engine, but as soon as I moved it away, it would drip again on the cover. Murphy's law.
     
  6. RobinA3

    RobinA3 Well-Known Member

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    That would not happen unless the cap was loose or had a dodgy seal.
     

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