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Help needed with oil in air filter and ticking engine


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#1 ShawnW

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Posted 27 November 2003 - 11:20 AM

I have driven my 83 2wd Coupe EA81 to my parents place and on the way here it began to tick and lose oil. I lost at least 3 quarts of oil in under 100 miles and when I arrived at my folks place it was ticking pretty good.

Symptoms:
Oil all over the right side of the engine.
Valve cover bolt no longer in the engine, believe I found it on the firewall/frame rail.
Oil is in the air cleaner area and a substantial amount. Oil in the carburator as well.

I am going to pull the PCV valve out and clean it (stores are closed for Turkey day) and try to replace the bolt but if anybody can think of a reason that any of this would happen I truly appreciate it.

#2 86subaru

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Posted 27 November 2003 - 11:28 AM

would the cam cover be loose ? :wave:

#3 ShawnW

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Posted 27 November 2003 - 02:45 PM

EA81, no cam on the outside like an ea82.

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Posted 27 November 2003 - 03:09 PM

I'm with you on the bad PCV valve. Too much pressure in the crankcase and you blew out some seals.

The bolt I would write off as already being loose, and maybe the addition of all that oil (from the bad seals) and heat caused it to work it's way out.

Is that a replacement engine? If not it's a solid lifter motor..... your valves could be out of adjustment, or it could be a bad bearing maybe - the ticking noise that is. I would get some oil in it, and see if that helps first.

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#5 ShawnW

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Posted 27 November 2003 - 05:02 PM

Since its an automatic its a hyd lifter motor.
83 Auto's were the first to get Hyd engines.

Not a replacement engine.

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Posted 27 November 2003 - 05:34 PM

Oh - my bad - I thought that 84 was the first year for hydro engines in Auto's.

Well - sounds like your lifters then - time for a new oil pump? That seems to do it on the EA82's anyway.... never had a tick on the EA81 hydro's before. Maybe 20w50, and some MMO. If that doesn't work.... then an oil pump.

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Posted 27 November 2003 - 09:33 PM

myoss feeces motor puled oil because the pcv HOSES were clogged like a bad coronary artery. he replaced them with standard 5/8 hose.
do the 5/8 hose, if you can bend it right, might have to make your own custom lengths so they dont kink:-)

#8 ShawnW

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Posted 01 December 2003 - 09:43 AM

Motor turned out to have a damaged valve so we put the motor from an 84 Wagon in and its running again.

I still don't know how a valve cover bolt falls out like that. I never touched it.

Thanks for the help.




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