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Old 01-31-2012, 10:59 AM   #1
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Oil/Coolant in air box.

So I know that ususally that nasty milky white colored goop ususally means i have my oil and coolant mixing somewhere.. and can end in disaster, but I can't tell where, the only place I have found this nasty is in the Air box. I have a leaky thermostat housing, and a slightly leaky valve cover, but the dipstick is clean oil and the valves are clean oil.. so.. I don't know.. anyone favor a guess?


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do u have a K&N air filter that you over-oiled? Cuz the K&N oil is kinda white-ish.
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Its possible, I just bought the car, It does have a K&N filter in the air box.. would that also explain the oil that has exited the box, out onto the air box mount as well as in the ram air in plastics? Its pretty nasty oily dirt in the bottom.. and the only oil I have seen is around that area (outside around the breather tube for valve cover connected to the air box and under the air box, very little out of the worn valve gasket.
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my instructor always told me to stay far away from a car that has oil in the airbox.... just bad news from what he says. any tail pipe smoke?
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That white stuff that looks like it came from the top of a starbuck latte is from the breather vent on your valve cover and it is collecting in the airbox. This is normal I believe. I have had mine venting through a small filter which I clean every oil change. Also that same gunk comes from the PCV valve and "recycles" back into the intake manifold. This too can sometimes have that stuff in there. Yet again flowing back into your intake system. It's just something to keep an eye on. The reason behind this is to be "ECO" friendly and not just dump vented hot air and a small amount of oil into the atmosphere or ground.
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Tiny bit of smoke, its been cold here so I do get condesation clouds, no significant oil loss, and I will keep my eye on it, I think there is a vac leak I just don't know where. All other cars have same amount coming out.
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Yeah no blue smoke.. just contrail
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Change the PVC, do an oil change and clean everything including the PVC hoses. How is the maintenance record?
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Change the PVC, do an oil change and clean everything including the PVC hoses. How is the maintenance record?
this because you prob have no records plus a spark plug change and maybe a timing belt just clean everything included the k+n properly and drive it and see if anything comes back i have seen people over oil there k+ns and after driving in rain they get like a white flim all over the inside of the airbox
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