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Old 07-31-2002, 11:22 AM
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When the oil cap seal gets hard and no longer seals, you can lose a lot of oil. I was losing a fair quantity on the 4.5 until I replace the seal. FastLane and PartsShop sell the seals for about $.30, much cheaper than a new cap. Blowby will greatly increase the rate of loss. How many miles on your car?
Mike Tangas
'73 280SEL 4.5 (9/72)- RIP
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