View Full Version : sr oil coming from head

07-14-2013, 08:22 PM
I thought I had a bad Turbo because its smoking out the exhaust. Anyways I found oil in the exhaust manifold. What would cause that? Stem seals?

07-14-2013, 08:31 PM
Valve stem seals or Oil control rings.

07-14-2013, 08:45 PM
Thx for the quick response but I'm not familiar with the control rings. Where are they located?

07-14-2013, 08:54 PM
Oil control rings are part of the piston ring assembly correct? If so when i took of the spark plugs to inspect them they were are black. The #2 cylinder plug was especially bad caked almost. From what I saw the pistons looked clean.

07-14-2013, 09:24 PM
Yes, oil control rings are on the piston. You can't do anything to fix them besides an engine tear down.

I have a feeling that your engine is tired and needs a refresh. Do a comp and leak down test if available.

Replace your spark plugs and your PCV valve, which is located on your valve cover.

Just a heads up, a single clean piston is a bad sign. It means there is an issue with in that cylinder.