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 Post subject: Blowen Oil Cap
PostPosted: 08 Jun 2006 04:43 
Hi,
Just ditched my vtec prelude for a mivec lancer, and im kinda new to mivec so im after some help.

Well few days after i got car i got it a service and oil change, then tonight while at high revs i blow my oil cap right off and splatter my engine bay with oil -_- i was worried and not too impressed.
After talking to a friend i was told to check they didnt put too much oil in asked what oil it was. It was 5w/40 oil and they had over filled it.
Would this be why the cap blew off? And also whats a good oil for Mivec if 5w/40 is too thin.

Thanks for any help in advance.


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PostPosted: 08 Jun 2006 09:12 
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I suspect it just came off because it wasn't put on properly. Over filling with oil wouldhn't have done that. I doubt any amount of presure in the crankcase would blow the oil cap off. If there is excessive pressure, the dipstick is usually the first to come out.

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PostPosted: 08 Jun 2006 15:55 
yeah...an oil cap blowing off would be pretty extreme


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PostPosted: 09 Jun 2006 02:54 
Alright thanks well i got myself some plugs, filter and 10w/40 and gonna steam clean engine bay. Hopefully this will breath some life back into it and it wont run like crap.
Thanks.


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