Question about 2000 Ford Focus
Hello. I have a Ford Ka that has developed a loss of power and seens to be using a lot of oil without and sknoke or oil from the tail pipe.
I thought that I would clean the air filter for the fuel injection and found this to be contaminated with a lot of oil. Any suggestions as to why?
The motor has what is called a positive crankcase ventilation system (PCV - hence the valve). It also has a pipe that goes from the top of the motor to the air cleaner. If your piston rings are well warn, the added pressure that this produces will force a quantity of oil into the air cleaner. A small amount is normal. You are probably losing some oil through the rings as well. The loss of power may be that your compression is low from the bad rings. You can check the compression yourself. They sell compression testers for about 30 bucks. Follow the directions. If a piston does read low compression, squirt some motor oil in the cylinder after the first test. If the reading goes up, that means that the rings are bad.
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