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Guest noggy AKA Mortus
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As the air expands in the engine block - oily air passes through the oil seperator (the black thingy). The oil drips back down into the sump and the air goes into the intake system.

No, you can't remove it.

Your engine has something wrong with it :)

Les.

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Guest noggy

hmmmm is it normal to have just a little bit of oil in your airbox after a long journey, or is it me being hopeful i dont have a buggered engine?

looks like that td5 my dad was promising might have to hurry up...

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phew, les had me worried then!

its only a little bit, asin not even enough to dribble out the air box if i hold it up, just a black oily bit.

damn, no td5 for me :(

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Yeah a bit of oil in the filter is normal.

If it bothers you then you i remember seeing a company that made a swirl pot (think thats what they are called) that fits externally so you don't pipe back to the filter.

Most older cars used a metal gauze to catch the oil. Some had this built into the filler cap and some were on the engine like the defender is. As yours doesn't have a gause then its hardly suprising that some oil gets past it.

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