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85' wagon burning oil BAD around corner.


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#1 Radio Flyer

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:02 AM

Thanks to whoever gave me permission to post and search.

I have a 85' GL Wagon 5-speed, 4WD (non-turbo) with 130,000 miles. It run perfect, but when I take a hairpin corner at speed it will throw the densest cloud of burnt oil/exhaust ever seen by man. Any ideas what the problem is? I'm assuming that it has something to do with the crankcase oil moving to one side of the motor, but this can't be what the Suby engineers designed. I just replaced the PCV valve, but still get the same issue. Thanks in advance.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:05 AM

they had a problem pluging the vent on ps side valve cover

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:21 PM

I had the same problem a few years back..Can't think of how i fixed it. but going too tight around a corner and too much oil gets in the valve cover and then it get sucked up in the carb...poof !! Smokin !!It seems that about that same time it was mysteriously using more oil than it should.A now retired Subaru guy in Burine??SeaTac told me to get a PVC valve from the dealer.I didn't believe it and bet him $20 bucks..I lost,something about the size hole in it that the non dealer ones have..Anyway Good luck on the Hair Pin puffin...could be worse OSF

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:46 PM

I don't remember the fix, but dad had the same problem on an 88SPFI wagon, he thought at first it was gonna :Flame:but we got it fixed,

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:06 PM

I have the same year wagon , and same problem , think its cool especially when I'm being tailgated by some looser

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:09 PM

pcv reroute kit.

you need a foot of pcv hose and some different sized t-fittings.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:50 PM

Well, I had somethin' similar on my '85 Subaru "BumbleBeast"

 

and this was my Definitive Solution:

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I Hope this can Help you.

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Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 22 June 2013 - 06:04 PM.


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:36 PM

I'll try a factory PCV valve. Hopefully that solves the problem. I do wish that I could make it smoke on-demand. Thanks folks.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:25 AM

being slightly over full on the oil whould cause thiss to

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:24 PM

Replaced PCV with a new Subaru unit and guess what??? No more smoking around corners. :clap:

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:34 PM

Oh YEA !!! Who'd ave thunk it.... Good for you !!!Who would have thought such a small thing could change so much.C ya Todd

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:20 AM

Old Sub Freak, you are the king of rock and roll.:cool:




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