Oil Caps & Breather Pipes

Oil Caps & Breather Pipes

Oil Cap

The oil cap on top of an engine is an incredibly simple car part, but it is essential that it is in good condition for the engine to function correctly. It is usually a small plastic cap that fits over the oil inlet.
It must be possible to unscrew and remove the cap to add more oil to the engine as needed. It is also vital that quality

oil caps

 provide an airtight seal to the oil chamber in order to keep the oil in and the outside environment out. Poorly fitting or damaged

oil caps

should be replaced immediately.

Breather Pipe

An essential part of a functioning car engine, the breather pipe allows air containing oil to be circulated around the engine and collected.

Breather pipes

can split or fracture, allowing oil vapour to escape and spray over the engine bay. This can be hazardous and will also greatly increase the oil consumption of the vehicle. To protect against this, it is generally recommended that the breather pipe be replaced every time the vehicle is serviced. There is a great choice of quality

breather pipes

 for all types of vehicles are available at Euro Car Parts, but ensure that you select the right breather pipe for your make and model of car or Call us for expert advice.

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