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Offline mullan

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Why does the oil level go down?
« on: June 23, 2010, 10:11:29 AM »
Stupid question maybe, but what happens to the engine oil when you have no apparent leak or blown gaskets, yet you still need to top it up about 300ml every couple of thousand miles?  Does it evaporate?

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Re: Why does the oil level go down?
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2010, 12:56:49 PM »
some leaks down along the valve stems past the valve seals
some gets past the oil rings
air cooled engines at their best use a little oil
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