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  1. Mike T... 169??? I've had fast cars (modified Corvette '76) and up until recently race bikes (Ducatti 996)... never had an issue with "high speed". I took Bibit 1 up to 135... I was not "feelin it". Maybe I'm getting old"er"... it just didn't feel like she was meant to go there so I prefer "leisurely rides" LOL. So... just finished. I took Tolsen's advice. A good cleaning of oil filter cap, cleaned up the housing and fitted a new filter and O-Ring and didn't over torque at all. A 30 minute "spirited ride" and... everything is dry underneath. Getting ready for the Inspection in June and oil leaks are "frowned upon" or so I've heard. All is good in Camelot! Thanks again for helping this wannabe mechanic. Cheers! Bob
  2. Thanks Tolsen! Now I have a plan. A "spirited drive"??? It's a diesel Smart LOL! Keep you posted! Bob
  3. Does this mean you agree with Mike T and the housing is damaged? I have to agree with you Tolsen (you have never steered me wrong) but... the only way to stop this leak is to over torque. And Mike T... o-ring is in place. I had changed it at the suggestion of Booneylander when the leak appeared back in Dec (car was stored for winter). Since I torqued her up, the leak has pretty much stopped (a few drops now and then) but I know next oil change will be in challenge again. If it is housing... a big job to swap? I still have a spare on Bibit... I I hoping to attempt an engine swap soon. Would hate to strip good parts and then redo when/if I find the time (and courage) to tackle that task. Cheers! Bob
  4. Hi Peeps! This pesky oil leak.. grrrrr.. Back on the road after a short siesta. Too damn cold to drive a Cabrio in the winter even after installing a Canadian Tire Space Heater with a 2000W Power Inverter LOL. I posted a while back that during my first oil change on Bibit 2, how I needed to use an impact wrench to remove the oil filter housing after the previous owner over torqued (Tolsen... I could hear you laughing as you responded). Then this post a few months back... The leak definitely comes from the housing (not oil cooler) and the only way to stop the leak is to torque the "mudda fracker" to infinity and beyond!!??? I swapped the filter housing from the original Bibit and the result is the same - torque the hell out of it if I want the stop the leak. Any suggestions (other than swapping the Oil Cooler)? I guess I can continue to "over torque"... then Impact wrench to remove but I have reservations about the long term viability of this plan. Should I double up on the O-Ring, liquid gasket...?? Spring is here and I would like to use the Cabrio without getting an "oil treatment" each time...unless of course it promotes hair growth... in which case...I'm in!! Bob
  5. Sure enough... it was the O-Ring. Swapped her out and "Bob's your uncle"... thanks guys!
  6. Thanks Gregg! It seems that the O ring makes more sense...since the leak only started AFTER my oil change. I'll park it for now and hit it on the weekend. Keep you posted. So the "rectangular contraption" is the oil cooler. Good to know :-)
  7. Thanks booneylander! I can remove the housing and check again... seems odd that leak stops when engine is stopped tho. I'll check it out this weekend
  8. I'm baaaack!!! After a very long period of trouble free driving with Bibit II... BAM! Back in the snoot! After retiring Bibit in April 2017, I purchased a clean, sharp 2005 Cabrio with 155,000KM on the ODO. Just turned 200K did my oil change and all seemed fine (as usual). Back the car out in the fresh snow this morning and I see a black trail... drive her back in turn her off... nothing leaking. Repeat and a new trail, turn her off nothing. Checked the oil filter and its on tight with no sign of leaks but then I turn her on and look underneath... lo and behold a steady stream coming from the rectangular contraption just to the right of the oil filter (picture attached). WTF is that? Why is it leaking?? And why did it start leaking right after I did my oil change??? I'm half tempted to swap the engine from Bibit (kept it for Spare parts because she ran sweet - just all the electrical and suspension problems put the final nail in her coffin) but... I don't have the time or intestinal fortitude to attempt an engine swap LOL!! Hopefully this is a quick and easy fix...???? Help... Bob
  9. Just received my Delphi DS150e from Hong Kong... spent the better part of the morning getting it loaded but finally up and running on my laptop. Will keep you posted after my next servicing (Air bag light back on) but it looks quite impressive on screen. Other than that, Bibit II is running quite well. Fuel consumption is MUCH higher than on Bibit I (2006 Pulse Coupe). Went from a consistent 3.7-4.0 L/100KM to avg 5.0 L/100KM. I know its a 2005 Cabrio versus a 2006 Coupe but... is this normal? If I drop the roof... I'm in the 5.5L/100KM zone. Driving style is the same, route is the same... Troy Wilson told me that the motor on Bibit I is in great shape... I'm keeping her stored as a back-up, but do you guys think that an engine swap could make a difference or is it the 2005 Cabrio that is the issue (ie: weight, aerodynamics, etc)?? Thanks! Bob
  10. All done... socket with long break bar wouldn't release so 5 or 6 "hits" with the impact wrench and "Bob's your uncle"... no rubber gasket was on cap so I assume the lasy guy just torqued it until it stopped leaking then a few more turns for good luck! Thanks All!! Bob
  11. Ahhhh Tolsen... I knew you would come to the rescue after the customary verbal spanking! LOL I meant to say a 27mm socket with my impact wrench, so I think we are now aligned. I have a 1/2" X 36" breaker and will try with the new socket, as you suggest. If that doesn't work... I will attach the socket to my impact wrench and give her a go! Much appreciated Bob
  12. Thanks Mike. Called it a night and decided a cold beer was in order LOL! Going to buy a 27mm ratchet and use my impact wrench in the AM (also dosed it with ReleasAll). If that doesn't work... and no other viable solutions are posted... then I will take your advice. Cheers! Bob
  13. Hello Peeps So attempting first oil change on my 2005 Pulse Cabrio and... grrrrr! I have done countless oil changes on Bibit and other cars so... as much as I acknowledge that I'm a hacker when it comes to mechanics... I have managed to get by over the years! So the issue is getting the oil filter cover off on this one! I have tried everything (and yes... I am TRYING to loosen in the counter clockwise direction for those who are lauging their ass off) and it won't come off. My last attempt has been to use a hydraulic jack on the end of the spanner and believe it or not... I am actually lifting the car but it will not release or even move for that matter!!!???!!! I have a spare oil filter cover on Bibit so... my question: should I just "destroy this one and refit my spare or...??? HELP... patience is running thin Bob
  14. So seat swap went very well (along with ALL standard maintenance items)... "very doable" and not so "finicky" Now I go on Tuesday to make sure we can clear the error code and light... then Safety Test. No E-Test is required as per Ontario Service agent (????. I didn't argue with them just said "OK"... fingers crossed that there are no other little "gremlins" lurking around, but she rides nice, straight (LOL) and is super clean (no rust anywhere). We are off to a nice start. Confident that we are off to a good start... know more next week. Worst case... new Air Bag (MB quoted $650) Evilution has the instructions to repalce that too!! New job requires a daily commute of 225KM roundtrip so... Bibit II had better not be "finicky" LOL!! Atleast I have a parts car that I can rob from now, if needed Finally... Tolsen you mentioned the Delphi DS150e (eBay has them for +/- $100)... is it just as good as the MB Star (+/-$400)? I figure "in for a dollar, in for a pound" so... my next purchase will be a proper ODB Scanner Tool. Don't mind spending a few extra $$$ if it is justifiable. Thanks Peeps!! Bob
  15. Thanks Glenn: On Evilution now and they say the same!! I really hate the electrical stuff tho LOL! I dated a German girl once... she was finicky and doable too Bob