I just bought a used Windstar and went to change the air filter before
I went for my emissions test. To my surprise, I found motor oil in the
air box. I checked the oil dipstick just for the hell of it and
noticed that there was around an extra quart of oil in the engine. I
also notice an oil burning smell from time to time and after lots of
city driving the idle seams to rev up and down. I was wondering if
anyone new what might cause the oil to be in the air box and if that
has anything to do with the burning smell and idle issue. There is no
smoke coming from the exhaust and the vehicle passed the emissions test
with flying colours.
Start by looking at the PCV valve. They only cost a couple of bucks and
they're very easy to replace, it's worth picking one up next time you
go buy windshield washer fluid or whatever, and just replace it
Also check for vacuum leaks.
Carl, I'm sorry that I'm not going to be much help with your concerns....
but I hope that the advice I offer will help you in future purchases....
You have just bought a used vehicle.. apparently without the assistance of
professional help... and you didn't even check the oil before handing over
When purchasing a used vehicle it is wise to involve a third party...
someone impartial and with a good knowledge. All too often I have seen
somone spending $100 or even more to have a vehicle inspected resulting in
massive savings when the car of their dreams turns out to be a tank...
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