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2007 Mini Cooper Question: oil in cyl 1 n it dont smoke until u idle then it starts to smoke

 

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big brad, South River, NJ, March 06, 2013, 12:27
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got a multi cylinder misfire

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    csubak30 March 06, 2013, 12:56
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    Possible valve gasket issue. Do you have the actual codes from a read. If so, please post.

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    big brad, March 06, 2013, 14:51
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    po301 no oil in hole or on coil it is in cylinder can a valve cover gasket cause it i appreciate ur time

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    pushrod, March 06, 2013, 15:05
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    Sure it is oil and not antifreeze?

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    big brad, March 06, 2013, 19:23
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    its definitely oil wen it idles I guess it builds up and burns off I clean ed plug and cylinder ran good but still oil on plug 175psicompression could a valve cover cause this there is a diaphragm in valve cover

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    pushrod, March 06, 2013, 22:53
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    Defective, broken valve seal, valve guide. On # one. That is all that comes to mind!

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    big brad, March 07, 2013, 06:13
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    can they b done oe car or head must come off its a mini cooper ive never seen a cooper do this shit i wanna thank u for all of your input if anything else comes to mind gimme a shout or if anyone has heard something similar dont b shy i need as much info as i can get

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    big brad, March 07, 2013, 16:09
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    it is definitely oil shes fine for a few miles then runs rough and starts to sputter and smoke

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    pushrod, March 07, 2013, 16:27
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    I tell ya what, get a combustion leak test done that will eliminate the cooling system or confirm if it is a head gasket leaking coolant into the cylinder. Test is bulletproof!!

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