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Old 09-03-2011, 06:27 PM   #1
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Oil Capped popped when driving

Hey Guys/Gals,

When I was driving my oil cap popped and I heard it from inside the car...I pulled over and it melted, there is nothing left...it actually popped one of my kidneys out...it's also misfiring a bit now...any ideas as to what the problem could be??????? I could use some help as to where to start in diagnosing the issue...the car has 174 kms on it...and leads would be great...

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Old 09-03-2011, 07:07 PM   #2
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I believe your car has a oil separator in it. It might be clogged. Not an uncommon problem.
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Old 09-03-2011, 08:43 PM   #3
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Hi Ceeker, just going to do a compression test on it right now...Good thing that my bro is a tech...thanks for the tip...will check it out...
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Old 09-03-2011, 10:52 PM   #4
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Old 09-04-2011, 12:37 AM   #5
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Cylinder 6 was reading 90 psi then added oil in the plug slot and it read 150 psi. No idea what happened or what the issue is. One spark plug was also cracked
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Old 09-04-2011, 12:04 PM   #6
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If your plug was cracked, that in itself would cause a low compression reading and doesnt always mean you have a problem per say BUT... we also know your oil cap popped so considering that I would have to ask these questions to know it wasnt just a matter of you not putting it on properly.... was there any smoke coming from the exhaust, have you looked at your head gasket, you could have easily cracked a head! All worst case things but worth noting and btw hope you checked oil levels first before testing.

Get that thing on a hoist.

Its just not a simple thing to help ya with bro over the net, that puppy needs a little tear down to be 100%, its either a very easy fix or expensive one.
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:19 AM   #7
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Dawned on me this morning, what could likely cause the pressure o blow the cap...climate kit!!!!! Check into it as well, they are known to clog and the oil needs to go somewhere, that and posible neglectful oil changes which I am sure you do regularly but a second thought.

Be sure to check your gaskets now too.
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