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Old 19 Oct 2014, 05:08 pm
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Hello everyone,

I had an oil change on yesterday and today my car was smoking. I popped the hood and noticed a pool of oil in the little square area on the left so I took it back to the place that changed my oil and they told me i had oil where my spark plugs are. They told me it was likely the Orings and it would likely cost over 2000.00.

Im a college student and cant afford that. Is it safe to drive?
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Old 19 Oct 2014, 05:23 pm
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NEVER go back to that place. It is a simple job to replace the spark plug seals - take valve cover off, new valve cover gasket and plug well rings and done.
The job is nowhere near $2,000.
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Old 19 Oct 2014, 05:24 pm
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$2000 is just stupid , the problem is just the o-ring seals in the top of your valve cover , keeps the oil from seeping into your spark plug wells
hahaha beat me to it Don
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Old 19 Oct 2014, 05:41 pm
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Can you take a picture of where this oil is on your engine and post it? My first thought was that the person who changed your oil might have spilled some of it when that person put the new engine oil in it.
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Old 19 Oct 2014, 05:54 pm
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yes I can take a photo. coming right up.
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Old 19 Oct 2014, 06:03 pm
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is it safe to drive? Its smokes a little, not running hot, the service engine light is on. Its been on since Friday which is why I had it serviced, mt friend took the cruiser to his uncle. Its an 2005 with 83,000 miles. Ive never had one issue with this car!
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Take the car to an AdvanceAuto or AutoZone, etc., and have them read the trouble code.
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Old 19 Oct 2014, 06:37 pm
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ok thank you
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Old 19 Oct 2014, 06:42 pm
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Is there anything else that your PT Cruiser is doing that is not normal besides the smoke and the engine light is on?
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