No, this isn't a manifold query, this is about the second - updated manifold - now on the road out. Lots of oil deposits around the swirl flaps themselves and I think I can even see some oil bubbling out of swirl 1. At a junction now - replace it or get it taken off and block the things off? Then I don't even know who would do it. Noticed that the valves sit open when the engine is off -funny I always thought they sit closed. Live and learn eh?
Swirl Flap 1:
Swirl Flaps 2 & 3:
Swirl Flap 4:
It's not the end of the world of course and the bar, I doubt will fall off but there is definitely some deterioration in the flap bearings.
The deposits were sry originally so that was fine but now the deposits have become wet with oil. Checked with a bit of tissue and the oil is black. It can see that the breather next to the oil cap is black but I physically can not see how that will manage to get over to the swirl flaps. There seems to be alot of oil present of have evaporated under engine heat and then fall back on the manifold when the engine is cold from being off for a long time.