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exhaust from oil filler pipe...WTF?! help plz
Posted 05 September 2004 - 08:29 PM
Now, the car will start and run pretty well..about as well as when I first started this ordeal. The problem now is that the oil filler tube puffs smoke like it's an exhaust pipe or something. The "smoke" goes away at higher rpm, but it puffs like a coal train at idle (with white smoke). I also noticed that pressing the palm of my hand against the filler tube opening (to block the exhaust) causes the engine rpm to drop. I'm also getting several codes...off the top of my head I think they were 12, 31, 32, 33, 51, and 61....to name a few.
The "smoke" coming from the filler tube is not blue like burning oil, or sweet like burning coolant, also no signs of coolant in the oil...so I assume, for whatever reason, I'm suddenly getting an extraordinary amount of exhaust blow-by on one of the cylinders.
Anyone have any idea what the hell happened? I just rebuilt the engine a few months ago and the only problem so far has been a minor oil-burning in one cylinder which the machinist warned me might develop..but he never hinted something like this might happen. Is this a head gasket problem or bad rings or what? Compression test the next step? I can't imagine this much smoke is from a plugged PCV or something simple.
Posted 05 September 2004 - 09:26 PM
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