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Offline GaryGary

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Oil Level Again
« on: August 15, 2019, 06:27:13 pm »
2009 2.2 MZR-CD 185hp

Oil level rising from low to high (not x) within 2000 miles

Injector copper washers checked, no signs of leaks but replaced with new
New DPF fitted
No faults showing up on Forscan, as far as I can see its all ok
New cam chain kit fitted a while ago and still reading well within tolerance

I think I must be missing something obvious,

Any suggestions from all your collective knowledge would be greatly appreciated

Steve

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Re: Oil Level Again
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2019, 11:19:46 am »
First I think you should not only put oil that reaches the low. It should be on full.

Second this is how the regenerations work. You should not count the level increase by miles because it may be misleading.

For example, doing a lot of short journeys with very little fuel in the tank, and then fueling and going for a longer drive. The car will do a huge regeneration.

Your concern would be whether it goes from full to X. At the moment it sounds very normal.

Lastly, you may want to check the injectors as a whole, not just the washer but also the rubber and silicon seals.

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Re: Oil Level Again
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2019, 01:01:29 pm »
When I change the oil I always fill to between low and middle on dipstick,That is the useable range, I have had the sump off a couple of time to check oil pick up for debris, and it is always clean.
I dont do short journeys, I go to work on a Monday morn with a full tank, and drive 120 miles, 50 of which is at about 80 mph, and the rest is not hanging about.
Then return at the end of the week.
Are the rubbers and seals prone to leaking

Steve


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Re: Oil Level Again
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2019, 03:09:25 pm »
You may find that the level increases but it is not a linear increase. Just keep an eye for it. You may do the next 2K miles with no increase.

Yes there are YouTube videos from companies advertising the tools and the rubber and teflon seals as a set. So you could replace them.