Omega Elite oil smell

Discussion in 'Omega' started by Frank Butcher, Oct 8, 2003.

  1. Anyone know the cure of a horrid 'burning oil' smell in a 96 Omega 3.0

    Ive had the rocker gaskets replaced which seemed to cure it for a while, now
    its back! Ive replaced the rubber seals inside the bonnet.

    It appears when the car is fully warmed up at a standstill.

    Any ideas?

    Frank Butcher, Oct 8, 2003
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  2. Frank Butcher

    Tom Guest

    Have you checked for an oil leak onto the engine being burnt of when the
    engine is started.
    Tom, Oct 8, 2003
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  3. Frank Butcher

    Robert Offer Guest

    I don't know the Omega but ......
    I have just changed from a good old faithful Cav. at 191K and still able to
    get me 37 to the gallon on a long run and/or a speeding ban from the 2 litre
    8v lump! The main reason for retiring the old lady was that it seemed to be
    losing a reasonable amount of oil - spilling it here and there. My daughter
    wanted the car and so I had it MOT'd for her and mentioned to the mechanic
    about the oil leak and he re-sealed the dip stick tube - initially without
    success. He went back and saw the oil leaking again and so exchanged it
    tube for one on an old engine he had. It worked! He maintains that the tube
    had rotted through. It's the first time I have heard of it, but it might
    just be worth checking.
    Hope it helps
    Robert Offer, Oct 8, 2003
  4. I recently spent over 600 quid having a number of oil leaks cured on my 2.5
    omega. This didn't include a rocker gasket the previous year and the
    opposite bank the year before. It transpired part of the problem was the
    garage that replaced the rh bank last year didn't check the rocker cover
    itself and as a result it started to leak soon afterward. This was because
    it had warped. I also had a problem with the camshaft oil seals aswell.
    Leaks on omegas can be numerous and difficult to find.
    Obviously the burning smell is where oil is leaking onto the manifolds but
    can also be under the car where it blows back onto the exhaust.
    Paul Saunders, Oct 9, 2003
  5. Frank Butcher

    David Guest

    Clean the engine with gunk or any other engine cleaner then you will
    be able to see where the oil is leaking from. You may find it is a
    very minor leak which has built up to a stage where it now burns off
    on the exhaust. With a clean engine and still a burning you will know
    it is more severe.
    David, Oct 10, 2003
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