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StephenCox
02-28-2013, 01:04 PM
Uh oh... What is this and why is there oil on the bottom of it?

http://i424.photobucket.com/albums/pp328/stephencox/f56af21c-3aa8-45c9-8f0e-ee4b2ff33631_zps16d7ba4c.jpg

colony7
02-28-2013, 01:23 PM
its your egr valve, obviously youre leaking oil somewhere

revolution337
02-28-2013, 02:20 PM
its your egr valve, obviously youre leaking oil somewhere

its not an EGR valve, its the combination valve for the secondary air injection. And that isn't whats leaking oil, most likely the oil is coming from above the valve from either the valve cover or the cam chain tensioner gasket.

colony7
02-28-2013, 02:28 PM
ehh, i always called it an egr valve. does the same thing, just not with exhaust gas

StephenCox
02-28-2013, 04:20 PM
its not an EGR valve, its the combination valve for the secondary air injection. And that isn't whats leaking oil, most likely the oil is coming from above the valve from either the valve cover or the cam chain tensioner gasket.

hmm, ok, thanks, i recently did my valve cover gasket a few months ago. i wonder if maybe i messed up.

A4Rollin
02-28-2013, 04:36 PM
Take that plastic engine cover off and look at the surroundings of the VC. Most likely the back side of the valve cover gasket is shot and leaking. This could cause oil to leak downward onto the cat, trans, axles, etc. making it look like that part is at fault which it is not. I had to gi back and do another VCG change because a mechanic didn't seal the last one properly 2 month ago

Mad Cow
02-28-2013, 04:36 PM
ehh, i always called it an egr valve. does the same thing, just not with exhaust gas

It's a combi valve, so is an EGR valve. That would be the same as calling an EGR valve an SAI valve, it confuses the people who don't know that our cars don't have EGR.

OP, did you use enough of the correct sealant in the corners and stuff?

demonmk2
02-28-2013, 04:51 PM
Kinda off topic but can those (combo valve) be cleaned out if they start to act funny and make weird
Noises and don't always open and and and.... Lol.