T5 Expert Operator
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
Oil Cap Effed Up...
Well as what the topic states my oil cap has effed it today. And the fluck thing is just before i was about to go out i wanted to do a quick clean of engine bay and wash the car. What did i find the oil cap hangin off and half the thread inside the engine. "NOT HAPPY JAN" :eek: :eek: :eek: .
So i had to pull the rocker cover off, first time in my life i done such a thing. All went pretty smoothly and i found the chopped thread. A chip of the thread has gone, so as a preventative measure i bought $70 worth of fluids to be sure.
Firstly i put some oil flush in the engine then drain the oil and added new Mobil 1 and about 1/2 bottle of Nulon E-20.
So far the engine appears ok, and luck that the chopped thread was found. Only thing i'm abit worried is a chipped thread of the cap is somewhere in the engine, hope it didn't screw anything.
While the job was done to take the rocker cover off i detailed the engine bay as i went, so the leads are sparkling firewall green as and all the hoses blackened. Also cleaned the Throttle body abit.
Well so far all is well an the engine has been flushed out.
A word of advise for falcon owners if your car has done over 150k check your oil cap and replace it just incase.
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