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  • avatar karjunkie 08/28/09 8:36 am PST

    I believe the oil filler cap screws on to the valve cover. I suspect you have a bad valve cover gasket that is allowing oil to blow by the gasket and enter the injectors. The oil is also being blown by the fan into the underside of the hood. That is the only explanation for that much oil escaping. The good news is that this is an easy and cheap fix with a new valve cover gasket. But please get it fixed soon as you are blowing a lot of oil and it is flammable when it hits the very hot exhaust headers! Good luck!

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  • karjunkie 08/28/09 8:36 am PST

    I believe the oil filler cap screws on to the valve cover. I suspect you have a bad valve cover gasket that is allowing oil to blow by the gasket and enter the injectors. The oil is also being blown by the fan into the underside of the hood. That is the only explanation for that much oil escaping. The good news is that this is an easy and cheap fix with a new valve cover gasket. But please get it fixed soon as you are blowing a lot of oil and it is flammable when it hits the very hot exhaust headers! Good luck!

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