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RE: [T3] z1astback

Watch out on those curves when they're wet -- they get slick!  (For those
who haven't experienced these curves, I believe they were designed by recent
engineering graduates who were completely stoned and thought it would be
funny to make a turn that angled outward and not inward like a standard

I would venture to say that the case isn't breathing properly.  First, you
really need to get your hands on a shop manual, even the Idiot's Guide by
John Muir will help.

Look at the case breather.  It's in the location where the Type I oil filler
would normally be.  It's probably black and flat.  There should be a small
tube underneath it (the larger one goes into the case itself) that the case
breaths from.

Another check is to see if the case was over-filled with oil.  Over-filling
is not a good thing and can cause oil to get squeezed out in messy places.
If synthetic oil was recently used in a normally conventional oil engine
then it will find many spots to leak from.

I would suggest changing the oil and cleaning the engine.  Take a drive
around the block, stop and look where the oil is coming from.

Peter, Jason and I were at the PIR show as well.  Too bad you couldn't of
hooked up with one of us as we could've given the Fasty a check-up for you.

   Toby Erkson
   air_cooled_nut@pobox.com  <-- Please use this address for email
   '72 VW Squareback 1.6L bored and stroked to 2.0L, Berg five-speed
   '95 VW Jetta III GL 2.0L, P-Chipped, Jamex sport suspension
   Portland, Oregon, http://www.icbm.org/

>-----Original Message-----
>So here is the deal.  as i drove it home and I was commming up I-5
>towards the terwileger'Q/ just a slight incline over about a mile)
>I started to smoke pretty heavy.  I was worried but as the hill evened
>out the smoke went away and no more problems.  Well my parents were
>driving behind me and so I have a litte more info.  there windshield
>was lightly covered in spats of oil. and they said that the smoke
>apeared to be coming off the 1 and 2 cylinder side...

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