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> On Mon, 26 Dec 2005 17:24:13 -0000, "Mark Solesbury"
> <msolesbury@NOSPAMfuji.co.uk> made me spill my meths when he wrote:
> >Ive a 1990 90 with a 200 tdi in her.
> >Just checked the air filter thismorning, and there was a tad of oily liquid
> >in it?
> >Bad news?
> Would that depend on the last time you checked and how clean it was
> back then? Would knowing mileage help in guessing?
> I remember threads about engines running away and self destructing on
> the hard shoulder once they are running on the engine oil, any
> mechanics out there able to tell me if this happens with other
> vehicles, and if for similar reasons.
> All the best
Some oil in the air filter is normal, how much is normal is hard to
Should you engine run away, just stop, put the handbrake on, stick
it in 5th with your foot on the brakes, take you foot off the clutch
and it will stall. No problem, no damage (unless you've managed to
use up all the oil - but you'd have to do some seriousl not looking
in the mirrors to do that!).
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