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i think.. it's the rings... #1053359 11/01/12 09:32 PM
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TheGoat Offline OP
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so a while ago, i'm sure some of you know that i had to replace my rear main twice cause it was pushed out. the other day i notice i'm leakin oil. i pop the hood and see oil EVERYWHERE.. i then look at the fill cap and it's actually seeping out of there. i release the cap and it's under a huge amount of pressure.. pretty sure it's the rings.. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> eh.. i'll keep driving it for a while. i put in some "restore" engine restorer today.. hahahaa. snake oil. we'll see if it does anything. i'm going to guess not.. still didn't stop me from cleaning it and waxing it. now, next time it gets dirty, it should be easier to clean..

so, it looks like a full rebuild is in order in the near future. just have to make it through winter..


So, i bought an 01 Kia Sportage. before i even drove it, i nick-named it The Goat.. it has been just like a goat.. stubbern at every corner...
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Re: i think.. it's the rings... [Re: TheGoat] #1053360 11/02/12 12:08 PM
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Dryver Offline
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How's your PCV system?


01 Convertible; Electric Fan; 3" Up Your Kia lift spacers; Tj 104's; 31x10.5x15's on Centerlines; Rear LSD.
GONE, all I have left are a few spare parts and the wheels.
Re: i think.. it's the rings... [Re: Dryver] #1053361 11/02/12 05:56 PM
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I second that notion. The PCV valve (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) allows blow-by gasses that enter the crankcase to vent out, while sealing the crankcase when it holds a vacuum. A vacuum is normal and desired - that's what drives all of the vacuum-bases systems on the vehicle. If your PCV valve is plugged, pressure will build and will blow oil out of any feasible point and may blow seals and/or gaskets. A bad PCV valve may be the problem. Or it could exacerbate another problem, such as worn rings. The valve is only a few bucks to replace and it's easy to do. Blown seals, like your rear main, can be a real pain in the <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/butwiggle.gif" alt="" />, as you well-know. Check your PCV valve. If it doesn't rattle, get a new one.

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1997 Sportage 4x4, auto-trans, Warn manual hubs, 4" UPYOURKIA front lift, TJ 106AA rear springs, 2-5/8" body lift, 31x10.50 treads, SmittyBilt SRC front and XRC rear bumper, swing-out tire mount, OBX LSD front diff, Track Finder rear locker, 5.38 R&Ps and... really crappy gas mileage! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shiner.gif" alt="" />
Re: i think.. it's the rings... [Re: Peabody] #1053362 11/02/12 08:38 PM
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TheGoat Offline OP
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it does rattle, but i installed a new one anyways yesterday. haven't checked it yet. i will keep you guys updated.


So, i bought an 01 Kia Sportage. before i even drove it, i nick-named it The Goat.. it has been just like a goat.. stubbern at every corner...
Re: i think.. it's the rings... [Re: TheGoat] #1053363 11/05/12 03:07 PM
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homerdog Offline
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it does rattle, but i installed a new one anyways yesterday. haven't checked it yet. i will keep you guys updated.


Make sure the connecting hose isn't plugged either.


2001 Sportage, TJ 106's, Everet spacers and bumpstops, Bilstein shocks on the rear, cone filter, Crager wheels, 235-75-15 Goodyear tires. Custom front winch bumper by Dave Scott. Currently DOA, but it is a work in progress.
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