Loose oil cap fix?
October 30, 2012 7:07 AM Subscribe
[Carfilter] The oil cap on my car vibrates itself loose, causing oil to spill out onto the engine and thus wreathe my hood in some lovely smoke. Oil cap has been replaced once already to try and fix this, to no avail. What are my options?
posted by curious nu to Technology (10 answers total)
96 Saturn SL2. At this point I'm assuming something has been damaged/warped around the threads or bit where the oil cap rests (think a mechanic may have done this at some point in the last few months, but can't prove anything, alas). I'm hoping someone will have a particularly clever (and cheap!) fix for this I can do myself. Barring that, what if I just caulk the outside of the cap? I still need to put oil into it but I could just run a boxcutter around and free the caulk, put the oil in, then re-caulk it? Maybe?