Question Answered: 01 alero engine issues
March 01, 2014, 01:50 PM
Blowby., 1st check your PVC valve. Alot of people over look this valve. 2nd, with the engine hot and running, take the oil cap off. If smoke or air is flowing outward this is an indication of blowby which a leak down test should be done. 3rd, it could be worn piston rings.
Question Answered: Water in the oil .
February 28, 2014, 12:18 PM
Is the oil a milky white? Is it condensation from temperature change? If the vehicle wasn't driven long enough too reach full operating temperature for very long may not purge out moisture, same if vehicle isn't driven enough. Yes, change the oil (I don't think a flush is needed)and watch. If you see beads of moisture on the dipstick and white smoke from the exhaust of a warm engine, then you most likely got a head gasket problem. I agree with pushrod if your not sure.
Question Answered: Local Ford service dept advised that I needed the throttle body cleaned
February 22, 2014, 05:25 PM
You can clean it, but use ONLY CRC throttle body and air intake cleaner. Ford uses a Teflon based coating in which CRC makes a cleaner for that purpose. I had two Ford Taurus's in the past and I cleaned the Throttle body's with CRC and an old toothbrush with good results. Also used CRC mass air flow sensor cleaner too.