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Old 09-10-2015, 05:07 AM   #1
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Default oil drip

My 31 coupe has always dripped a little, just noticed last couple weeks no drips after oil change, filler cap has been pushed down to far is only thing i can think of any other opinions.
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Old 09-10-2015, 06:51 AM   #2
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Bit of a stab in the dark but did you change the oil grade by any chance?
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Old 09-10-2015, 10:02 AM   #3
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Hi Dana,

One concern may be:

Roughly, how many quarts of new oil were added after draining old oil?
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Old 09-10-2015, 10:09 AM   #4
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i thought they were supposed to leak
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If mine doesn't leak I check the oil.
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Give it time, she's just messing with ya
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Old 09-10-2015, 10:38 AM   #7
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Ok yes they mark their spots:-) but YES the fill cap needs to breath or they can build up pressure and leak!
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Old 09-10-2015, 01:08 PM   #8
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Has been leaking four years, same weight and amount of oil that i have been using.
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Old 09-10-2015, 01:46 PM   #9
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It's out of oil!!!
Old Harleys, Aircooled VW's, and Old Fords only stop dripping when they have no oil in them.
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Old 09-10-2015, 03:46 PM   #10
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Like an old man told me one time many years ago while he watched me pour a quart in my '51........."It's a Ford. If it ain't leaking or smoking, it's empty".
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Old 09-10-2015, 03:50 PM   #11
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My car went from a steady leaker to hardly any when I changed them amount I add after an oil change from 4 1\2 quarts to 4 quarts.

I keep the oil around halfway between the two lines.

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Hey I think most 84 year old's drip a little --even Model A's.
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My car went from a steady leaker to hardly any when I changed them amount I add after an oil change from 4 1\2 quarts to 4 quarts.

I keep the oil around halfway between the two lines.

Marc

I agree.

This seemed to help the leak in my car. It will now weep a little occasionally a drop or two but hardly any real leak at all. I just watch to be sure the level does not drop below the "L" mark.

I am very pleased.

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