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03 Kia sedona cam shaft plug and loss of oil

We started noticing oil under the van about 3 weeks ago. Found out the cam shaft plug had popped out.
Replaced that and the pcv valve. Did a complete oil change and replaced the oil filter.
The plug continues to keep blowing out and we are still losing oil.
Finally took the van to the service depatment and they ran a diagnostic. The report said the engine is blown and needs to be replaced.
Is there anything else that can be done?
I just don't see the need to replace the engine when it runs fine with no other problems.

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  • Anonymous May 14, 2009

    My van keeps blowing the plug too. It can't be blown up ,it runs to good..Why would it keep blowing the plug ?

  • Allison Hulbert May 11, 2010

    i have never heard of this problem before. But if the engine runs good how can it be blown. I think you should take it somwhere else to have it serviced

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No repair should only last three weeks...don't touch anything and have the shop that did the work come and get it. I have lots of ideas but it will need to be checked over to verify them. Rather than comment on the "maybe" of this, have them check it out. Any reputable shop will be more than willing to do what's needed...Bad jobs ruin that reputation!

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