Oil fumes

Mike Phelps

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I’m not leaking or burning oil but every time I stop I get oil fumes in the car. ‘02 KJ with a good exhaust system, it was replaced 18 months ago. The fumes started about a month ago. Could this be an emission issue?
 

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Most of the time it's a valve cover leak hitting manifold on passenger side. Still check both sides.
Easy way to test, take a white paper towel & wrap it around the bottom/ back side of valve covers, & see if the paper towel now has oil on it.
 

Mike Phelps

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Most of the time it's a valve cover leak hitting manifold on passenger side. Still check both sides.
Easy way to test, take a white paper towel & wrap it around the bottom/ back side of valve covers, & see if the paper towel now has oil on it.
Thanks, that’s probably the one spot I haven’t looked yet. No drips on the floor so far…
 

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Thanks. I’ll get a look there soon. I’m near the end of my basketball season and will have my nights back next week.
 
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