2001 for Duretec seems to be running fine. Just seems to be smelly at the red lights. Any ideas where most of these leaks occure ? 154,000.0 miles, 5 speed. Oil filter area dry,valve cover gaskets dry.??????
Thanks for all the replies. I'm going to get dirty tomorrow morning, gona find the culprit. I'm telling you son. After 5 miles at 65 mph, stopping for a red light, she smells of oil on a hot pipe. Yuk!! My BW will not ride in it, PMO to death. Gota find the real trouble and fast. Love this Beater! Want a 2012 SVO.
I had that same issue till I changed the Cam cover gasket, its a common issue on Zetec engined cars. I never smelled it till I came to a stop and then not every time. It takes a while for the smell to go away btw when you do fix it.
The last time I had fumes enter the car was right after the PCV hose collapsed. The car had a rough idle and almost stalled when stopped, which put me on notice that I had a problem. It's worth checking.