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Cadillac Catera and Cimarron Forum Discussion, Need help ....ASAP!!! in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Originally Posted by retho78 Update - replaced the CPS and the car is running good so far. Another question...... I ...
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    Re: Need help ....ASAP!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by retho78 View Post
    Update - replaced the CPS and the car is running good so far.

    Another question...... I replaced the valve cover gaskets on both sides about 4 weeks due to an oil leak and mainly more leak coming from the passenger side. When I removed the passenger side valve cover I noticed the plugs were covered in oil. Anyways I cleaned it all out and replaced the gaskets, but I'm still having the oil leak from both sides and while I replaced the CPS last night I checked the passenger side spark plug wires and there was some oil on the plug boots.

    Do you think the head gasket is bad or could it be something else?

    Thanks.
    What would a leaking head gasket have to do with the camcovers? Oil doesn't drip up.

    Filled sparkplug wells are caused by leaking camcover gaskets. The reason your new ones failed is because you didn't clean the crankcase breather. Clogged breathers cause built up crankcase pressure to seek another path out. In the L81's case it's the plastic covers which flex and let the oil mist out. It lands on the exhaust heat shields and smolders. Search the archives for breather cleaning instructions.

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    Re: Need help ....ASAP!!!

    Thanks elvin315, I'll check them.......thought I had cleaned them previously but would take a look at it.

    So do you think I'll have to replace the valve cover gaskets again after the breather clean up?


    Thanks.

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    Re: Need help ....ASAP!!!

    You might get away with it if you clean the gaskets and the sealing surfaces thoroughly. There's only one breather box but the black strip and tubes on top of the plenum are included. Intructions are available on VauxhallOwnersNetwork.net.

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    Re: Need help ....ASAP!!!

    okay, thanks. I'll take a look at it and hopefully this leak issue will be resolved without much expense.

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    Re: Need help ....ASAP!!!

    Just a quick update, finally got a chance to mess around and find out why the oil was leaking again from the valve cover gaskets I replaced couple months ago. I took the valve covers, upper intake out and checked breather box area and noticed that the small line from the black strip on top of the upper intake going to the breather box cracked easily while I pulled it out. I replaced it with a new line and the checked the ports (small and large) on the breather box and they looked fine but ended up cleaning it again.


    The black plastice strip on top of the upper intake was really clogged so ended up soaking it in carb cleaner and used some compressed air few minutes later and shot all the gunk out. I also cleaned the throttle body and replaced the plugs while I was there and iinstalled new valve cover gaskets. Then cleaned it the other areas on the upper intake with carb cleaner. Installed everything back and started the car, there was one shot of white smoke that came out of the exhaust then it ran normal. I guess it was from all the cleaning I did andyways I haven't test drove it yet but will do it tomorrow and let you all know how things are.



    Thanks.

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    Re: Need help ....ASAP!!!

    Hi all,

    Another update, drove the car around today and came back and it's still leaking oil :-\. No idea what's going on now. I guess I have to crawl under the car and track the oil leak.


    Thanks.

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    Was it hard to change the valve cover gaskets? Need to do this ASAP just found a leak any tips?

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    Re: Need help ....ASAP!!!

    not that hard replacing it but the driver's side has more stuff above it so just take your time and do it properly.

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    Re: Need help ....ASAP!!!

    Okay, I just did a quick check to find where the oil is leaking from and it coming from the driver side valve cover, most likely a warped cover. It's time to find a new cover or is there an easy fix to stop this leak?

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