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New engine oil going into air filter box

Car just been serviced, car drives fine then splutters a bit then drives fine but new engine oil going into air filter box

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  • thechiefman Oct 14, 2008

    it's a 1400cc engine , manual gearbox

  • thechiefman Oct 15, 2008

    but car not smoking at all and also very quiet engine that you can hardly hear run.

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    little bit of smoke comes out from my car engine oil valve after i drive it for 15 minutes

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    Putting in a engine into cruze 2010. Car is auto but engine going in is 5speed M. Would the wiring harness work from 5speed. To the auto box in the car?



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If you see oil in air filter means oil cotrol piston ring worn out. or broken.
engine oil passes gap between engine block and piston rings.
so you need engine ovaholing.

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

  • ratdog208
    ratdog208 Feb 06, 2012

    i ahd the same thing on my 91 tercel and i put in a new pcv valve and poof, it was fixed!!!



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