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1993 Mitsubishi Diamante Question: engine

 

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sarbore, 3.0L V6 SOHC, Rochester, NY, March 11, 2010, 04:48
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Good morning...I have had a couple of issues with the car like a strong smell coming from my muffler along with with smoke...the engine light came on a couple times along with it not wantingto start when warm)changed the pcv valve noticing the hose from the engine to the air filter(mass air flow and such) contained a huge amount of oil.//(blowby)..what can be some other causes than a bad pcv valve.???..i was told intake/valve cover gaskets by one and crank pressure something by another...please advise....The car has 208.000 miles on it but the engine has about 100.000....SHARYN

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    March 11, 2010, 20:23
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    Need to check the compression and then check for a defective head gasket, just to get a sense of what kind of shape your engine is in as of now. Does your engine need to have either oil or coolant added between oil changes?

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