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post #11 of Old 06-17-2013
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Re: excessive oil loss

"btw--my leakage ddnt come from within engine---there are hoses to oil filter, if it is remote, as is mine, and there are all kinds of places lube oil will transfer into fuel and vice versa, and out of the engine without compression being down--make sure you have them all checked out so you dont learn how to shut off your engine the hard way"

Could you please explain how the engine oil gets into the fuel if a hose to the oil filter fails? Otherwise I'll have to go with my initial reaction, which is that this is complete nonsense.

The oil system, and the fuel system, are two separate sealed systems, and I can't think of any place where they meet and are separated by a component that could fail.

The exception is if an injector jams open you could get fuel in the oil. But not the reverse.

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