The oil smell may be trapped in the car's cabin air filter. Locate it and replace it. Then on a dry day, spray A/C deoderizer (Fridge Fresh) in the cowl area with the heater blowing on high and all four windows open. Repeat a few times in an hour or so, then let it air out well.
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These are interference engines. If the timing belt was never replaced and the car has over 120000 miles on it, I bet the belt broke and then the pistons hit the valves and you have trouble.
Without spark plugs in, you should be able to use a large wrench to turn the engine. If there's any resistance, you probably have a piston touching a valve.
What I would do is to remove the valve cover and possibly the cams, then with all the valves closed, see if I can turn the crank over.
You might be able to get a small inspection camera down the spark plug holes to look in the cylinders, and maybe even with all the valves closed do a leak-down test to see if the valves are sealing.
If you can get all the valves to seal, they're not bent or broken AND the pistons are sealing well (meaning, no holes in them). Then you could adjust the timing and put a new belt on it and see if it runs.
Actually - that might be the best way to start. Align the cams and put a belt on, then rotate the engine to where you can leak-down test each cylinder. Any big leaks and you have a problem.
A used engine might be a good idea, but I'd verify there's a problem first. You CAN get lucky and the belt broke when the engine was started and nothing got damaged.
The biggest problem you can have would include venting. If your engine, or transmission vents are plugged you can blow seals which will cause major oil leaks and repair bills.
OEM Recommended fluid levels can be found in your owners manual.
Yes it is and if the cam belt has broken there will be valve damage. Look in the oil filler hole in the rocker cover to see if there is any movement of the shaft or rockers while turning the motor over. At the mileage it is due for a new belt or well over due for the first belt change. Run fault codes as there are several sensors that will not allow it to start.
make sure that the filler cap seal is in place and not gone hard over time also has the rocker cover been off at some stage if it has check that the gasket has not moved the other thing to look out for is that the PCV (breather )valve is in good working order if it is damaged the sump compression will rise and push oil out
Someone else's code may not help you as the light could come on for a number of reasons. Smoke under your hood could be due to a leak or leaks such as oil, coolant, power steering fluid and so on and as the engine gets hot the fluids will burn off on the hot engine or exhaust causing it to smoke. The smell when you turn the heat on could be because your heater core is leaking. This would be accompanied with low coolant levels, overheating and low heat especially at idle also the carpet may be wet. If your vehicle is equipped with a cabin air filter the smell could also come from there as leaves and other debris and sometimes even rodents can get in there. Also if you don't allow you evaporator to dry by shutting off the ac but letting the fan run for a couple of minutes the water on the evaporator can cause mold and mildew to grow giving you a funny smell as well. Hope this helps.
my question is do you smell gas when outside the vehicle? chances are it is pulling "fresh air" from outside the vehicle and might be pulling vapors due to thew fact you have a gas leak under the hood. check your engine while running and if a gas leak is seen. turn it off imediately and repair it. do not drive it until then. happy holidays
make sure the pvc valve is in place on the valve cover on the passenager side and also make sure the oil filter does not have a double gasket on it cause this will make it leak and the fan would blown oil back on the engine