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Gmc terrain 2.4 engine problem

It is throwing oil out under the car. It has a lot of crankcase pressure when you ope the oil fill cap. It threw out several qt while driving it on the highway.

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Check the base of the oil dip stick (ON THE BLOCK SIDE / under the car)

A crack at the base of the dipstick tube will care 2-3 quarts of oil spillage.

The only fix is to replace the oil tube on the bottom end,

Posted on Jan 12, 2014


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SOURCE: oil pressure light comes on when I put the car in motion (at about 2000 rpms)

all turbo engines have a oil line to the turbo. If it is not getting oil the turbo will burn up and have to be replaced. Change your oil and filter to start with.

Posted on Jul 08, 2008


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SOURCE: Blue smoke out of tailpipe both at idle & acceleration

The initial oil leak will most likely be attributed to a worn seal or gasket. I'm sure your aware of this anyway. My concern is that the additives, although advertising a sure fix, may have made your problem worse. I personally don't believe you can buy any product that will fix faulty seals and gaskets as you drive. Typically we as drivers do not pay attention to a fluid leak in it's early stages. There might be a chance that then would be the time that these "gasket in a can" fixes would treat or slow down the leak. What will ultimately happen is the gasket goes bad anyway. Most of us don't notice the drips until they're all over the driveway. You see, if you were adding these things and not actually putting in the proper viscosity oil during this time. The oil got diluted and internal engine component wear may have been accelerated.The internal oil passages can clog and bearing surfaces can lose they're critical tolerances. In many cases causing low oil pressure. Your engine's oil pump pickup screen may be partially clogged with sludge as well after the motor flush knocked all the gunk into the pan.
As for the smoking, the oil rings on one or more pistons probably have broken. Your engine's pistons will have a couple of "rings" that seal the piston in the cylinder. There'll be a set of compression rings and an oil ring. The bottom ring is the oil ring that keeps excess oil out of the cylinder. What happens is the oil ring breaks and allows the engine oil up into the combustion chamber. There it's burned producing your cool James Bond smoke screen. Unless you plan on rebuilding the engine, chances are you'd be better of replacing it with a used one. It's usually much less expensive that way.
*personal experience*
My vehicle at the time was a 1990 Acura integra w/200000 miles on the engine. One day as I was happily driving down the road....poof....James Bond!.. Car lost power and I couldn't see for blocks behind me. Didn't need GPS to find my house that day, just had to follow the cloud. This particular vehicle actually never smoked prior to that day. Anyway, I pulled the engine, and took it apart. Sure enough, as I had feared, the oil ring on #3 piston was broken. Ultimately I replaced the engine.
Good luck with yours, and I hope this helps.

Posted on Nov 14, 2008


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SOURCE: Dodge Neon 98 Engine Oil Pressure

you might try and change the pcv valve, my car hand a similar problem in the summer and i never changed it. the pressure blew my cam seal and i was leaking oil like crazy. i dont know if it will fix it but they are cheap. i would give it a try.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009


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SOURCE: engine blowing oil from oil filler cap

I had the same problem. I changed the pcv valve and checked the hose. It still did the same thing. Then I checked the metal tubing that the hose connects to and found it was full of hardened gunk. I sprayed PB Blaster into the tube let it soak for awhile. Then took an old choke cable, put it on a drill and ran it into the tube like a drain snake. It took a while of doing this over and over but eventually got it cleared out. Now, no more oil all over the engine and hood compartment.  

Posted on Mar 21, 2009

SOURCE: 1999 jeep cherokee classic: check engine light

yes, don't let us guess. take it in and get it checked out. time is engine wear.

Posted on Aug 04, 2009

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