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Remeber guys, i work for a mazda dealership so i can get you all a good discount on any 1.8 parts you need. Just email me at [email protected]" target="_new">[email protected] and i can quote it for you.

What do you mean your S2000 is faster then my escort?

[ This message was edited by: GrooveScort on 10-01-2003 12:30 ]

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ALSO IF YOU GO TO http://mazdasurplus.com/ they have lots of cheap parts there like high performance cams for 1.9 liters for 18 bucks. you have to order a lot of stuff to get it that cheap but if enough of you want to order stuff from them then getting it at that price should be no problem.
 

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groove- I have a problem with my 91 EGT. It leaks oil. It seems to be coming from the valve cover gasket, and this gasket has been replaced twice and it still leaks. I leak about a quart of oil inbetween every oil change (3,000 miles).

Any ideas of how I should go about fixing it?
 

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Make sure you have the right gasket. The Mazda Part number is
bp05-10-235c also make sure that the surface of the head is flat.
You might wanna make sure you have the right gasket because there are many gaskets that will fit that valve cover but are not the right part. Maybe you wanna try a new valve cover, the kit with cover, gasket and everything else is part number bp05-10-210b. Unfortunatly its $413.13 candian list. Thats without discount.

Good luck
 

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how do I check to make sure the head is flat before I go out blowing 400cdn?

Jason: where do I buy this felpro? Can I do the work of putting the new gasket on with "simple tools" (wrench, screwdriver, etc)?
 

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just make sure that the valve cover is not warped. sit it on a flat counter and make sure its flat.. also check the head. make sure that the bolts are tourqued to spec when installing new valve cover or gasket.
 

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Groove: I haven´t taken the valve cover off yet, but I will check that.

Also, I think it may be the PCV valve. Can you get replacements for this?
 

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sometimes when i check my oil the thing is bone dry, do you think it could be the gasket? my oil rings are brand new and the engine´s been rebuild so the only thing it could be is gaskets
 

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james- are you talking to me? and what "thing" is bone dry?

My engine is leaking at the valve cover gasket, but the gasket has been replaced twice and it still leaks there. I´m still trying to figure out where the PCV valve is.
 

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well i was talking to groovescort, but you were the one that got me thinking maybe it´s my gasket thats leaking the oil. the PCV should be on the left side of the engine on the valve cover (I think, don´t quote me). If you have a repair manual they should tell you where it is exactly. and what it does. the thing I meant was the dipstick, there isn´t a drop of oil on it sometimes when i check it. there might be some left in the filter though. it´s really getting annoying.
 

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Well, I have a 91 GT, but I don´t have it at my house right now, so I can´t check where the PCV valve is on it, but I have a hayes manual for it, so I should be able to find it.

However, just to familiarize myself with the way the engine was laid out, I looked for the PCV valve on my 1.9L SEFI on my LX and found something, but I don´t think it´s right. The only thing that I could find that ran from the engine back into the intake manifold was the hose that I highlighted in GREEN. Is this right?

 

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basically RIGHT where that arrow is pointing is where the PCV is on EGTs. I just looked at my engine... it´s right there, it´s in plain sight on the GTs valve cover. it´s got a black hose coming off of it that goes into the intake manifold.
 

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Your PCV Valve is most likely plugged.
Replace it.
If your car doesn´t have one (older model Escorts) then check the hose that runs into your Valve cover for leaks, cracks, or internal swelling.
That´s why you´re spewing oil out from in between the VC Gasket.
There´s probably too much pressure under the valve cover which is forcing
the oil to leak through the seal.

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On 2003-01-12 10:47, ShinyBlueEscort wrote:
Your PCV Valve is most likely plugged.
Replace it.
If your car doesn´t have one (older model Escorts) then check the hose that runs into your Valve cover for leaks, cracks, or internal swelling.
That´s why you´re spewing oil out from in between the VC Gasket.
There´s probably too much pressure under the valve cover which is forcing
the oil to leak through the seal.

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this is EXACTLY what I was told was happening, but I´m not sure exactly how everything works. Either way, how much is a PCV replacement? Can I install it myself?
 

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You know most hard metal lines that run in funky directions are A/C lines. In front of the radiator is the AC condenser....so that´s were those lines are probably going from/to.
 

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PCV Valves are VERY easy to install on your own.
They´ll only cost you around $10 and will take no more than 1/2hr (for the beginner mechanic) to install.
 

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yeah, its a good idea to check PCV valves when doing oil changes. if yours is broken for a little while it wont destroy anything, but isn´t a good idea to have broken.

Like I told Siragan, they are usually plastic but sometimes metal. They Always run from the valve cover to the manifold.

What they actually do is let the corrossive gases that escape into the head from combustion get out of the valve cover so they dont ruin valves, springs or rockers. The valve lets the gases pass through, but not oil. When they break oil starts to get through. Just replace the valve then open the throttlebody and spray some intake manifold cleaner in there.
 
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