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    hey guys/gals,

    when im driving my 86 , you can smell something like burning oil

    there are no oil leaks on the car

    im using castrol 10w-60

    its a 4age blue top

    is that oil just over heating?
    oil cooler needed?

    help please

    thanks

    Colin

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    mine has the smallest leak from the dizzy that drips on the extractors.. u cant see it cos by the time it has had time to drip it is burned off!
    Insert witty comment here....

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    ^^^ mine too!

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    Do you have a hole in your gearstick boot or anything like that....If you do, all sorts of wierdo smells make their way into the cabin...

    Maybe get a couple gauges to monitor if your worried....like oil pressure and temp...an oil cooler cant hurt but it has to mounted on the outside of the front bar.
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    does it do it at start up? or is it all the time, if it does at start up then you will probably need thicker oil, something like a 20w-60 penrite HPR30

    also another good way to tell is get a mate to drive behind you and see if he can smell the oil burning , if he does then you need thicker oil

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    look on your extractors, do they have like white stains on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatsHowWeRoll View Post
    ...but it has to mounted on the outside of the front bar.
    probably not the best thing to write there. highly illegal. looks cool, but illegal.

    also it could be your rear main seal, they often go, but get overlooked cause you can't see them

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    Quote Originally Posted by riceburner View Post
    mine has the smallest leak from the dizzy that drips on the extractors.. u cant see it cos by the time it has had time to drip it is burned off!
    i will have to check that out
    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clinton View Post
    look on your extractors, do they have like white stains on it?
    i've got them on my sheets.. do i have a oil leak??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau View Post
    i've got them on my sheets.. do i have a oil leak??
    bahahahahahahahahaha good call, but ontopic i have same issue but only on track as the oil gets hot as fuk, need oil cooler badly
    stay classy

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