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Offline DaemonForce

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Spewing oil everywhere
« on: September 06, 2012, 11:24:36 AM »
I just got stopped by state patrol telling me I'm losing oil. Low and behold I take it to the next exit and my engine compartment is full of oil again. I changed the oil last night and it was full before I left!

I teed off both PCV lines before this started happening so I decided to put the breather cap back on. This more than likely won't fix things but at least it will let the engine breathe. Any idea what's wrong?
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Re: Spewing oil everywhere
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2012, 11:54:34 AM »
Teed off both pcv lines? As in blocked them off completely? That would cause one heck of a mess.....
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Re: Spewing oil everywhere
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2012, 12:22:42 PM »
There needs to be one line going in and one line coming out for the motor to breath. Plastic cover still? It may be cracked. (I have an Aluminum one to put on mine yet) If one or the other line is missing/plugged off, the oil will fly because blowby builds up in the motor.
   Make sure the PCV line is clear (if you have a solenoid in the hose, remove it and put a new hose on) The other one should be an open breather line to the aircleaner. If you still have oil flying around, the valve cover may be clogged underneath. (check all your pushrods are moving correctly while it's off)
   What oil are you running? I switched to 15W50 Napa synthetic and cut the consumption by half. (almost zero exhaust smoke too) It ran well before that (no miss)
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Re: Spewing oil everywhere
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2012, 02:40:01 PM »
The only things that seem to fail suddenly are the oil pressure switch and the oil filter. It's not uncommon to have an oil filter gasket stick to the block and cause oil to spew out. I've had two switches go on me as well, which is wonderful because they leak directly on the exhaust.
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