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    oil leak?(smelly car)

    Hi folks,

    Im having a bit o a head scratcher!

    Once apon a time. . . .There was oil getting onto the manifold and making a smell. I changed the rocker gasket and thought that was it. Now it looks like its coming from the filler cap? I checked the O ring on the cap, it looks ok, but for good measure i ran some PTFE tape in the gap before replacing the O ring. But still the same! Could the breather hoses be choked making back pressure and forcing oil out of the cap.

    Sorry about the long thread. just trying to cover everything. Oh the cars just over 65k.

    Any advice apreachiated.
    SRI TURBO

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    Blocked breathers will cause the exhaust/oil fumes to be forced out of the seals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruperts Trooper
    Blocked breathers will cause the exhaust/oil fumes to be forced out of the seals.
    You were dead right chief, the breather from the bottom of the engine was choked with mayo.

    Thanks
    SRI TURBO

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    ...sounds tho you've sorted it but my oil return pipe seeps a little underneath my turbo,and whiffs occasionally.James
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