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My 2.0L cortina is blowing oil out the filler cap and lots of blue smoke out exhaust and also leaking oil from back of motor and running down top of bellhousing

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I recommend going to the store you got the car from, and of it is to far, get friend to drive you. Don't drive your car until its been checked out!

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Generally speaking, you are describing an engine that has a crankcase that can not breath.
Pressure in the crankcase is supposed to be vented into the intake by way of the PCV valve. The crankcase pulls fresh air from the air cleaner.
Cortina is not a brand sold in the US, so I don't have direct info on it.

Posted on Jan 16, 2013

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SOURCE: engine blowing oil from oil filler cap

I had the same problem. I changed the pcv valve and checked the hose. It still did the same thing. Then I checked the metal tubing that the hose connects to and found it was full of hardened gunk. I sprayed PB Blaster into the tube let it soak for awhile. Then took an old choke cable, put it on a drill and ran it into the tube like a drain snake. It took a while of doing this over and over but eventually got it cleared out. Now, no more oil all over the engine and hood compartment.  

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SOURCE: My 94 940 wagon blows or leaks oil out of the oil filler cap.

Buy a new oil filler cap......

Posted on Dec 09, 2009

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SOURCE: pressure behind the oil filler cap , pushing oil out on to motor

Replace the PCV valve.

Posted on Feb 07, 2010

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Sounds like your off timing. Make sure that your timing gears are set on the marks properly. The foul odor your smelling may be because your car is running rich.

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SOURCE: temp gauge shot up to max, grey smoke out of exhaust, never boiled up,car tried to run but lumpy, now no water in rad but oil is normal, filler bottle cap wont screw back on,, peugeot 405

sounds like blown head gasket (through exhaust port) fill with water and start up, look under car, and see if water is coming out of the exhaust pipe)note: if head gasket is blown thru exhaust port you won't have water in the oil. it will come out of the exhaust. if this is the case then possibly can fix with (k&w block sealer or comparable block sealer) since no water in oil engine should be fine.) but follow directions to a T on block sealer if you don't it could stop up the radiator and you'd be back in the same position. also make sure you fix problem that caused it, probably bad thermostat or water pump.

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Some water is expected on low emission vehicles, It's from the oxidation process of the catalytic converter. What color smoke ? Blue - oil , black it's running rich . White - coolant , blown head gasket . You don't want to use stop leak ,it will plug radiator an heater core . Fix the problem right ! Take it to a ASE certified repair shop . Some people are just not meant to work on cars !

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White smoke when first started is normal. If white smoke continues you have an internal coolant leak, i.e., cracked head/blown head gasket.
Black smoke is caused by a rich fuel condition.
Blue smoke is caused by oil consumption.

You need to check your oil cap for yellow/white gunk on the cap if you have this then this is a sign your head gasket is cracked. Check to see if your radiator coolant level is down this is also another sign.

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Yes this is correct, you can get important information from the colour of smoke from the exhaust:

Blue/Gray Smoke: Blue/gray exhaust smoke is an indication of oil burning in the combustion chamber. These are possible symptoms and causes:
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Valve Guides: Excessive clearance between the valve stem and the valve guide allows oil to leak past the gap into the cylinder.
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Worn Cylinder Walls: Worn cylinder walls cause blow-by resulting in blue/gray smoke.
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Why is my 2000 kia sephia blowing blue smoke from the tailpipe. it has 86,000 miles. the check oil warning light is on even though the dipstick reads full.


The most common cause of blue exhaust smoke is oil leaking past engine seals and into the cylinders where it then mixes and burns with the fuel. This is most frequently seen in older or high mileage cars with worn seals and gaskets. It only requires a very small amount of oil leaking into the cylinders to cause excessive blue exhaust smoke.

Blue exhaust smoke only at start-up can indicate worn piston seals or damaged or worn valve guides which may also cause a rattling noise. An external engine oil leak can drip onto hot engine and exhaust parts causing what appears to be blue exhaust smoke. Other possible causes of blue exhaust smoke include: piston wear, worn valve seals, a dirty or non-functioning PCV valve, worn piston rings, an intake manifold gasket leak, worn engine oil seals and possibly even head gasket failure.

Oil leaking into the cylinders can cause a rough idle, misfire and fouled spark plugs. In addition, a reduction in power and oil loss can be indicators that the blue exhaust smoke is caused by an internal engine oil leak. Internal engine oil leaks can also allow fuel to mix with the oil in the crankcase which will degrade the oil and prevent it from adequately protecting the engine.

Operating a car with a severely dirty oil filter, air filter or improperly functioning PCV valve can also sometimes result in engine oil blow-by, oil loss and blue exhaust smoke. Periodically checking the engine oil level with the oil dip stick will indicate if there is excessive oil consumption. Higher viscosity engine oil can sometimes temporarily reduce the amount of blow-by; however, this is not generally recommended. Excessive blue exhaust smoke indicates a possible internal engine oil leak that should be inspected by an ASE certified mechanic.

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Do i need head gasket


there are about 8 tests to prove this. and lots of signs.
1: fails compression test.
2: water in engine oil.
3: carbon and oil floating top of RAD filler hole. cap off dead cold
4: constant need for adding AF.
5: steam out tail pipe end, hot engine, fully hot.
6:rad leak down tester fails.
7:the rad blue green tester fails. proves exhaust gasses in RAD.
8: air (seemingly) blasting in to side expansion tank, (combustion gasses actual)
9: engine over heat. and pings. and loss of power.

ill stop here, there are more.

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Its blowing white smoke from exhaust


Sounds like you blew a headgasket. When this happens water can mix with oil and it makes the oil look white and foamy when you look into the oil fill cap. Another version is oil mixes into the water and gets into your radiator, this makes the same thick white mess and both versions would have to be thoroughly flushed depending on which got into the other. You could of also just blew the gasket between a water or oil jacket and a piston cylinder. This will cause the fluids to pump into your cylinder, heated and then be forced out the exhaust pipe. If water is mixed with this it will billow out white smoke(steam) in huge amounts. I would check your water levels and oil levels very quickly to make sure it does not empty those systems out and burn your motor up.
The last item is the worst outcome. If a crack somehow was created in the engine block or the head of the motor, the same thing could happen as it exited out the exhaust pipe. Though this is the worst case of really thick white smoke out exhaust.
Resolve: time for a mechanic to diagnose this one before it stops running completely.

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Its blowing oil out of the oil cap why would this be ?? also i bit of white smoke then came out the back


The oil level may be too high.
Is the filler cap tight?
blow-by in the cylinder piston rign area. A wet test of engine compression will detect this.
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Bad head gasket. Could explain white smoke in exhaust.

If the engine is overheating I would be suspecting a problem in the head area.

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