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Re: [Spridgets] The MG Valdez may be fixed!

To: "Jim Johnson" <bmwwxman@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] The MG Valdez may be fixed!
From: "Brad Fornal" <tequila.brad@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2007 05:32:04 -0500
Now that the cap is clear and breathing again, you may be able to
replace the rubber washer. After you are certain your automatic
undercoating has ceased, replace the washer, and see if it starts


On 9/3/07, Jim Johnson <bmwwxman@gmail.com> wrote:
> Went out to the garage late this afternoon and tried to tackle the oil
> hemorrhaging on the Midget. Pulled out the PCV valve which runs from
> the intake manifold to the carbon canister and took off the oil filler
> cap. Both were pretty filthy and, I think plugged with grime.
> Moreover, the filler cap had a rubber washer around it which sealed it
> to the valve cover. This oil filler cap is one I got from a local
> O"Reilly's and it clearly wasn't allowing any pressure out with a
> combination of grime in the wire mesh, a plugged breather hole, and
> the rubber gasket. I cleaned them both with carb cleaner, removed the
> rubber gasket and put them back. Then a half hour drive with the
> Midget. No oil puddles underneath and no change in the dip stick oil
> level. I need a longer drive to be certain, but hopefully I have cured
> the leak problem. What I have now, however is an oil filler cap that
> makes a horrible rattling sound as it loosely vibrates in the oil
> filler on the valve cover. If I touch it, it stops rattling.  Will
> have to figure that out next!
> Cheers!!
> Jim - 68 Midget in Dodge City
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