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post #1 of 8 Old 09-29-2007, 12:11 AM Thread Starter
 
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today i got home and cranked up my 79' 400i GT it had dropped a bit of oil underneath which i thought was normal so i got in and took it on the freeway
it began billowing smoke from the right set of tailpipes and then from the grate in the bonnet a tiny oil slick began forming on the windscreen so i got of and tried to head home but on the way the oil pressure dropped and the engine cut out. so i had to roll start and and head home quick before the v12 ceased
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post #2 of 8 Old 09-29-2007, 02:28 AM
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Ouch! That's not good. Keep us posted on what you find. Probably an oil cooler hose with a hole in it.

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post #3 of 8 Old 09-29-2007, 02:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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its just god punishing me for not taking it out for to long I have had other things on and other cars in use I spoke to the I think it may be a an oil seal break
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post #4 of 8 Old 09-29-2007, 05:32 AM
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Oil Leak

The good news is that you probably didn't run out of oil, on account of that car holds 17 quarts !! Biggest oil pan I've ever seen. It also has two oil filters. Let us know what you find. -Steve
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post #5 of 8 Old 10-02-2007, 02:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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what the hell hapend to the thread
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huh?
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post #7 of 8 Old 10-10-2007, 12:16 AM Thread Starter
 
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it was pages long
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post #8 of 8 Old 10-10-2007, 03:31 AM
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Was it? How did you make out with your car?

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