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Old 05-08-2000, 03:25 PM
ncarter ncarter is offline
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So, is there an easy way to tell if I've got too much blow-by? By easy, I mean requiring no $1000-dollar tools, and requiring no more than a couple hours of work; or possibly by evaluating the car's performance, oil consumption, etc.

I've got the same symptom as described above - the wisps of smoke upon removing the oil filler cap from a hot engine - but the crankcase pressure is also causing some minor oil leaks.

I think I'm going to plan on rebuilding this engine next summer.


- Nathan
'83 240D, 250k miles
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