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Re: foaming oil - a bit long

Subject: Re: foaming oil - a bit long
From: "DENNIS COX" <>
Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 10:23:53 -0700
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Typicaly this a condition caused by short trips where the engine does not have 
to warm up. wrote:

> Howdy -- I am new to this list, but in the last few days that I have been
> watching it it has struck me as a very useful resource!!
> I have had my 74.5 B for jst over a year now, and it has been running most of
> that time (it took a 6 week vacation last fall) and is in pretty good shape
> other than the exhaust being blown, the carbs out of tune, the turn indicator
> flashers not flashing, it needing a bath, etc -- good enough shape that it 
> me to work every day rather than my bicycle.
> Anyway - I enjoy working on it, but I do have very much experience with cars, 
> I have some rather general questions from time to time.  Now is one of those
> times.
> I checked my oil when I filled up the tank this morning (praying for lower gas
> prices) and noticed that once again the oil on the dipstick was foamy.  Its 
> like this off and on for a few months.  What might cause this?  The car is
> running a little warmer than usual, just to the left of the center rather than
> sort of a third of the way, but it is not across the center.  I attribute the
> extra heat to a heater valve which drips so the water level is not what it 
> be, but what do I know?  The oil is the same stuff I have been using the whole
> time, Penzzoil GT Performance 20W-50, and it was down maybe 1/3 quart from the
> max line (my oil pan leaks thanks to me trying to replace it without lifting 
> engine).
> Any ideas most appreciated!
> Bart Niswonger

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