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Burnt oil smell coming from heater

I seem to get a smell like buning oil when running the heater in my 2002 ford taurus?

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  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    getting the smell of burnt oil when car is stopped but not when running.

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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

Posted on Feb 23, 2009

  • rabbitdog Jan 03, 2012

    I have a 2000 that did the same thing. There is a vent tube coming from each valve cover. Right at the valve cover is a rubber 90 degree elbow which connects to a metal tube that connects to a rubber tube which eventually connects to the engine air intake. This vent tube takes any oil fumes from the valve cover to the air intake. The rubber elbow on the back valve cover is hard to see. Mine had deteriorated and broken apart. This allowed the oil fumes to come into the cabin when I had the heater on. I got a new elbow (actually you get the elbow and metal tube together if you buy it from ford) and the problem is fixed.

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