Check engine light is on. Read codes. 2 of them. Bank one and bank two running lean. Looked up common causes on web. Vacuum leaks, dirty or bad mass air flow sensor, fuel filter ( low fuel pressure ), o2sensors.
So I started off with checking hoses. Found hose from oil pressure valve to oil pan melted almost in two. Which explains why I have been smelling oil burning, but never have had to add oil between oil changes. Every 5000 miles with Mobil one. I also found hose across top of engine leaking from front to rear right next to fuel rail. Also small hose coming from bottom of engine to air filter boot, hooks in after mass air flow sensor. I replaced those 3 and the hose from end of valve cover to oil pressure valve.
Cleaned mass air flow sensor with proper spray.
K+N air filter which I keep very clean. Don't use there oil. I cleaned throttle body last week. Looks good inside out. I need to chance fuel filter.
Have had car a little over a year. Put almost 25,000 on it since then.
Car looks and runs good. Get lots of compliments on it. 28 to 30 mpg on hwy and 22 or so in city.
I also found a small coolant leak doing this work yesterday and today.
Looks like it's coming from line coming into a small vented box looking thing under radiator on drivers side. What is that, haven't looked it up yet.
Also found small oil leaks on pass side of valve cover.
I installed some nice plus when I got car and I pulled them out yesterday and dint look great. Looked like plugs that were older then that. Not a issue sign in wear thou. Brown with a little gray on tip ends. Was a little oil around base of 2 of them because of those leaks. Not much thou.
Also poured some chevron fuel system cleaner with fill up today.
Thanks for any tips.
Saturday, October 15th, 2011 AT 6:10 AM