There's oil leaking around the 'vent' in the top of the valve cover that
has a hose leading to the air cleaner. Is there any way that I can stop
that from happening? My mechanic indicates only that, "oh, lots of
these cars do that," but I'd really like to stop it as part of my quest
to stop whatever leak is stinking up the passenger compartment while I'm
I'm not too worried about oil being there in the system, more about it
leaking down the valve cover and onto the exhaust. If I pull the hose,
is there a sealer I can put on there that'll be ok to use?
Unfortunately, my former reference for these sorts of questions passed
away a few years ago, I didn't pay attention well enough when I was
younger to what is used to seal where, so these days I usually slide
hoses on and clamp 'em down and hope they don't leak. ;)
Pulling the engine to put new rings in sounds like a fun job, but one I
am at present entirely ill-equipped to do. :(
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