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Old 15 Dec 2012, 09:15 pm
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I had the head shaved and put new timing belt et al on my 2003 GT project car. After finally getting it running it had a slight oil leak that I could not identify. A local mechanic thought it was either the front crankcase seal or the oil filter adapter seal. Turns out it was neither. While driving I "punched it" to pass a car that pulled out in front me. When I got home there was oil dripping from the engine and the throttle response was weird. Turns out the PCV valve blew out of the valve cover. The hose was not very tight and as it turns out niether was the valve. I tightened the valve and put a new how with clamps on and it lools like the problem it solved. Now if I can just get the check engine light (vacuum leak and oxygen sensor) to go out it would be nice. Any common places for vacuum to leak?
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Old 02 Jan 2013, 09:53 pm
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I had the head shaved and put new timing belt et al on my 2003 GT project car. After finally getting it running it had a slight oil leak that I could not identify. A local mechanic thought it was either the front crankcase seal or the oil filter adapter seal. Turns out it was neither. While driving I "punched it" to pass a car that pulled out in front me. When I got home there was oil dripping from the engine and the throttle response was weird. Turns out the PCV valve blew out of the valve cover. The hose was not very tight and as it turns out niether was the valve. I tightened the valve and put a new how with clamps on and it lools like the problem it solved. Now if I can just get the check engine light (vacuum leak and oxygen sensor) to go out it would be nice. Any common places for vacuum to leak?
PVC, EGR, Any and or all vaccume hoses, Vapor canister, Gas cap, uhhh intake manifold, spark plug grommets, valve cover gasket lol many things.
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