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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Guys

My oil gauge doesn't float up even after a long run and the dipstick looks low. It is some time to the next service. Is it straightfoward to top up the oil? (do you just pour down in the tube?) What oil do you use?

Also - does anyone else get a really hot cabin when driving?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Also - does anyone else get a really hot cabin when driving?

Cheers


only if i have the heating on - Wink

serious part now - topping up the oil should be a doddle - get the engine up to operating temp, keep the engine running, park on a flat surface and add a small amount at a time, checking the dipstick after each amount is poured.Maybe check your handbook as well to see if there are any tips relating to your model.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The manual that I have doesn't actually say anything about how it's done! It wouldn't have occured to me that it had to be done with the engine warm and running, so thanks for that.

I get a lot of heat coming out from right hand side of the drive shaft tunnel and under the glovebox, have to drive with the aircon on the whole time to cope!




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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sounds like you have a heating vent on even when it should be closed - at your next service maybe get them to check it out for you.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ditto from what Fuchs has said...

as for the hear problem.. could be anything, you may be missing a heat sheld or a fualt with the air con, i.e. heat mixers no set properly, etc etc


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The heating one is interesting, I was in the passenger seat of my 3.2 the other weekend and noticed the same thing. Obviously when it is dead hot, and you don't have aircon, this is a crap state of affairs.

Had the car check on friday and the flapper boxes in the rear were open and working correctly. However, the passenger side fan is dead. Unless there is some electronic component that has gone hay wire and turning the heating on and off, I am guessing that as the fan is dead, it is letting hot air through into the cabin.

Even though the flapper boxes are open to vent hot air out into the world, there must be an amount of air that still travels down the pipes into the cabin. It is noticeably better when the car is moving.

Maybe you have either a similar problem, or your flapper boxes are sticking in the closed position, ensuring that you get hot air in.

Of course it also doesn't help with hot oil pipes running down the side of the car, I have noticed that these things are pretty warm places to be anyway.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i had the flapper boxes go permanently closed on my 3.2 2 weeks after i bought it, just as winter was beginning - couldnt get it fixed for 2 weeks so had to drive to work looking like a yeti - much to the amusement of my collegues - but it was an easy fix......

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hi Guys

My oil gauge doesn't float up even after a long run and the dipstick looks low. It is some time to the next service. Is it straightfoward to top up the oil? (do you just pour down in the tube?) What oil do you use?


Can you go by the oil float on the dash as a good idea of how much oil the engine has ? Mine only just comes off the red following a long ish drive !

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