Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Milton Keynes,England
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This morning I noticed a lot of oil under my car. It appears that after topping up last night I put the oil cap on 'backwards' ie with the writing and symbol upside down when looking from the front. After cleaning up I discovered a red and white painted marks that line up when it's the correct way round and after further experimentation sure enough oil comes out around the cap when they are not lined up and doesn't when they are. This points to it having happened before and a dealer not fixing it properly! It was a lease car before I got it with everything done at main dealer.
luckily I only drove about 50 miles last night and lost about a litre and it was still registering on the dipstick,so Ive refilled and cleaned off with wd40 and a rag,whether the alternator survives remains to be seen.
My issue now is I'm sure the oil pressure light is taking a fraction of a second to extinguish on start up,it may have always done it and I'm just paranoid. On the e-vic the oil pressure is 115 which is what it's always read, so- paranoia or impending disaster?