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Greas1979

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Foam on oil filler
« on: 07 April 2019, 07:47:06 »

Hi. New to group. Just bought a 53plate 2.6 v6 cdx. I was checcking oil and noticed some foam on oil filler cap. I  checked the dipstick and that was fine. Coolant level is also fine and no sign of mixing. Could this just be condensation on filler cap? Im only doing about 10 miles a day in it.
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Re: Foam on oil filler
« Reply #1 on: 07 April 2019, 08:00:35 »

Hello and welcome to OOF :y These engines quite well known for getting "mayo" on the oil filler cap especially when used on short runs,I'd keep an eye on the situation for a while just to be on the safe side,but I'd say it's nothing to be worried over.
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Re: Foam on oil filler
« Reply #2 on: 07 April 2019, 08:11:41 »

Cheers for that. The underside of a bonnet scares mw to death as i have little or no idea as to whats going on.
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Re: Foam on oil filler
« Reply #3 on: 07 April 2019, 09:43:19 »

Cheers for that. The underside of a bonnet scares mw to death as i have little or no idea as to whats going on
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Cleaning of breathers & oil & filter change  essential upon new ownership IMO . . could stop a lot of misery later on .

Fairly simple   just follow the guide/s in the maintenance section on here  .    GM 10-40 semi synthetic oil recommended by most on here   ;)

Oh & of course a warm welcome to OOf  :y
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Re: Foam on oil filler
« Reply #4 on: 07 April 2019, 09:59:50 »

Cheers . Garage i bought it from give 3 month warranty and free labour warranty for life of ownership thereafter. Gonna get break pads done and get him to check it out. Hes one of the good ones. :)
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Re: Foam on oil filler
« Reply #5 on: 07 April 2019, 10:07:55 »

Hello and welcome.
I know this will seem a long way from you (90 miles!), but if you are scared of your Omega's underbonnet I would suggest that for any major work you speak to Serek, a garage-owning Forum member. He knows and understands Omegas and will not rob you!
Actually, delete "major" work and add any work: I travel the 70 miles from my home to his garage even for an oil/filter change, because Serek will give the car a "once-over" and advise on anything that needs doing.
Lots of Forum feel the same way, travelling even greater distances for his excellent work.

Ron.
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Re: Foam on oil filler
« Reply #6 on: 07 April 2019, 11:27:06 »

 :y cheers big ron.
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Re: Foam on oil filler
« Reply #7 on: 07 April 2019, 13:00:40 »

When I bought my 2.6 a few years back it was exactly the same a good run cured it and never came back in the 5 years I owned it.
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Re: Foam on oil filler
« Reply #8 on: 07 April 2019, 13:24:55 »

the filler neck is an extension and can be completely removed for cleaning  :y
also allows you to see if there is any mayo in the cams 2,4,6
you can buy 20L of genuine trade club oil clicky for 38 tracked delivery to your door ,
there is an urban myth*  ;D that it can be had cheaper ,so you could shop around  :P

* awaits TB's "you can get it cheaper "


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Re: Foam on oil filler
« Reply #9 on: 07 April 2019, 13:49:27 »

Thanks for all the info guys.  Put my mind at rest head gasket isnt going.
Ive got 3 months warranty and garage will supply free labour thereafter so i wont be getting my hands mucky. :)
Cheers
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Re: Foam on oil filler
« Reply #10 on: 07 April 2019, 14:01:17 »

Call me cynical, but "free" labour forever sounds too good to be true: do you think it's an excuse for finding things to replace and charge for?

Ron.
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Re: Foam on oil filler
« Reply #11 on: 07 April 2019, 14:12:14 »

hi and welcome to the forum. hope you get it sorted and enjoy your new purchase ;)
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Re: Foam on oil filler
« Reply #12 on: 07 April 2019, 14:47:13 »

Cheers . Garage i bought it from give 3 month warranty and free labour warranty for life of ownership thereafter. Gonna get break pads done and get him to check it out. Hes one of the good ones. :)
Hope they haven't charged for the warranty as it won't be worth a wipe with used loo roll.

Use GM oil, about 25 a gallon and drive the car further. Alot further. You'll find doing this actually uses next to no more fuel than a ten mile stint as it will be up to temperature rather than barely lukewarm  :y
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Re: Foam on oil filler
« Reply #13 on: 07 April 2019, 15:22:54 »

No charge. Gollum. Had about 6 cars off him now. Any issues are sorted very quickly.
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Re: Foam on oil filler
« Reply #14 on: 07 April 2019, 15:30:01 »

No catch BigRon. Had all my work cars from there now. Always gives a good trade in on the old one . Had a BMW 320 auto dropping oil out of anywhere possible. Fully stripped and rectified. I wont go anywhere else now.
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