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#1 2018-05-16 12:01:51

kenbw2
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From: Bradford/Preston/Anywhere
Registered: 2017-11-26
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Stupid question alert: filling engine oil

I'm trying to track down an oil leak, and corresponding oil consumption. In looking around Citroen Service for how the PCV stuff works, I've found this diagram:

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It labels the thing bolted to the front of the engine bay (4) as "Gas Recycling Breather" and the hose (5) as "Engine Breather Hose".

I've been filling up the engine oil using that, assuming it's there because the one at the top of the engine is an arse to get to.

Have I been doing it wrong all this time?


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#2 2018-05-17 11:09:57

luthier
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From: Eyemouth
Registered: 2017-06-17
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Re: Stupid question alert: filling engine oil

Well if you've been doing it wrong all this time then so have I lol  roll   It has an easy access screw cap so it must be for filling up with oil surely ?

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#3 2018-05-17 11:17:10

kenbw2
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Re: Stupid question alert: filling engine oil

I checked the manual and even that thinks I'm able to get a bottle into that one on the top of the engine

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But I agree, it's surely there for owner use. It has the oil symbol on it and everything


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1999 Citroen Dispatch 1.9D DW8 Camper Conversion + full time home
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#4 2018-05-19 07:27:05

Ricko
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From: SW Lancs
Registered: 2017-01-18
Posts: 160

Re: Stupid question alert: filling engine oil

To fill through the top oil filler I make a sort of long funnel out of a 2l coke bottle. I cut a hole where the label is then the funnel can work 'sideways'


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#5 2018-05-19 12:38:11

Casper
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From: East Lothian
Registered: 2015-12-20
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Re: Stupid question alert: filling engine oil

Guess who else must have been doing it wrong big_smile

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#6 2018-05-20 12:05:55

vaz2121
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From: SW. Scotland
Registered: 2015-08-31
Posts: 481

Re: Stupid question alert: filling engine oil

You can add this A- *ole to the list

ops ops ops
OOOPSS ---according to the chart/list ..... Not only have I/we been putting oil into the wrong orifice as it's conected to an engine breather it in-turn is connected (highlighted in blue) to an Engine water outlet

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#7 2018-05-21 00:09:42

kenbw2
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Posts: 249

Re: Stupid question alert: filling engine oil

I assume you've all been doing this with no noticeable negative consequence? I've got a pretty bad oil leak and am pondering whether it's because of this, but if you're all doing it it can't be that.

I still refuse to believe it's not the proper place to fill it!


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#8 2018-05-21 23:32:26

steve the grease
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Registered: 2018-05-20
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Re: Stupid question alert: filling engine oil

If you have a leak try the area around the exhauster pump, ( opposite end of the cam from the drive) , it's afairly common place for oil leaks.

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#9 2018-05-21 23:35:30

kenbw2
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Re: Stupid question alert: filling engine oil

steve the grease wrote:

If you have a leak try the area around the exhauster pump, ( opposite end of the cam from the drive) , it's afairly common place for oil leaks.

Hmm, it does appear to be coming from the right (as you look at it) side of the engine so that could make sense.

I'm not familiar with an exhauster pump, is it towards the top middle or bottom of the engine? If you're saying it's on the cam, do you mean the brake vacuum pump?

Last edited by kenbw2 (2018-05-21 23:36:28)


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#10 2019-02-18 18:19:46

unter
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Re: Stupid question alert: filling engine oil

I think he means if you're looking at the engine, the cam is on top left, so he means the top right of engine, so thats opposite the cam.
all the components and wizardry around this area is also wet on mine.  causing me to fail thy mot yet again.


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