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Ke30 corolla- info - white residue under oil cap = moisture being let into engine block sumhow- most likly cause sump seal. other info, running poorly , jumpy, misfiring. loss of oil pressure form regular 50 to fluxuation of 20 - 25. wont start now what od i need to fix!

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Renew the engine oil,and check it!!!

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I have white smoke coming out of the exhaust pipe. What could be causing this?It has happened right when I start the truck. It doesn't happen every time though. Can you help?

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How do I change my oil on my 98 ford escort zx2

Try this.

On level ground, jack up the front of the car and support it with axle stands.

Get an open container that will take more than 5 ltrs.

Under the engine block you will find the sump.

On the sump you should find a 13mm nut, this is the drain plug.

Undo the drain plug and have the empty container directly below the sump plug.

Retain the sump plug and clean it with a rag.

When the oil has drained out of the sump, put back the plug making sure the washer is in good condition and the plug is tight.

Now unscrew the oil filter having the old oil container below the filter housing to catch any oil.

Wipe around the the filter housing to remove any and all old oil.

Now offer up the new oil filter but do not tighten.

If the new filter fits the oil filter housing, then remove it and lightly oil the rubber seal on the filter with clean oil.

Now refit the filter and tighten it up. Not too tight, you can do this by hand but get it as tight as you can.

Now lower the car to to the ground.

At the top of the engine you will find an oil filler cap. Undo this cap.

Now put in the new oil to just below the full mark on the dip stick. Let the oil drain through the engine to the sump for a couple of minutes before checking the oil level.

If the level is between 1/2 and full, replace the filler cap and start the engine.

Now look at the oil filter and the sump plug for any leaks. Also check around the oil filler cap for oil leaks and spillage.

With the engine turned off. Clean any oil spillages and tighten up the oil filter, sump and oil filler cap as required.

Now leave the oil to drain back to the sump for a few minutes.

Check the oil level and top up as required.

I find that it is best to top the oil up to just below the Max mark.

This should solve the problem.


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Dear Sir,
Here is the oil leaking Problem Identifying Technique

Engine oil leaks from the valve cover gasket are common.
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    The white residue is an indication of moisture. this can be simply that the engine was hot then cooled down and knocked some humidity out of the air onto the cap and it mixed with some oil. You have a problem if you start to see that same white residue on the dipstick when checking the oil then that means that coolant is leaking into the oil. Also if you drain the oil you'll see water come out of the drain plug first then oil, thats a bad head/headgasket.

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    did you check the pulley on the crank shaft ??
    is it warped ?? ( bent )
    because i do not think that the truck will run with the crankshaft moving.....back and forth.
    so in any case you have a lot of work to do.
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    3. Remove the vibration damper.
    4. Remove the timing chain cover.
    5. Identify bearing caps before removal. Remove bearing caps and bearings one at a time.
    6. Lift the crankshaft out of the block.
    7. Remove and discard the crankshaft rear oil seals.
    8. Remove and discard the front crankshaft oil seal.
    1. Lightly oil the new upper seal lips with engine oil.
    2. Install the new upper rear bearing oil seal with the white paint facing towards the rear of the engine.
    3. Position the crankshaft into the cylinder block.
    4. Lightly oil the new lower seal lips with engine oil.
    5. Install the new lower rear bearing oil seal into the bearing cap with the white paint facing towards the rear of the engine.
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      2. lb align the bearing cap, use cap slot, alignment dowel and cap bolts. DO NOT remove excess material after assembly. DO NOT strike rear cap more than 2 times for proper engagement.
      3. Clean and oil all cap bolts. Install all main bearing caps. Install all cap bolts and alternately tighten to 115 Nm (85 ft. lbs.) torque.
      4. Install oil pump.
      5. Install the timing chain cover.
      6. Install the vibration damper.
        1. Apply Mopar Silicone Rubber Adhesive Sealant, or equivalent, at bearing cap to block joint to provide cap to block and oil pan sealing. Apply enough sealant until a small amount is squeezed out. Withdraw nozzle and wipe excess sealant off the oil pan seal groove.
        2. Install new front crankshaft oil seal.
        3. Immediately install the oil Dan.
    if you have an email address i can send some images

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