A few months ago I hit a pothole and the check-engine light immediately came out. The exhaust fell and I put it up again.
Anyway, while driving later on, I made a hard stop (pushed the brakes strongly) and the gas cap light came out (I know it sounds crazy but I swear this is what happened). Then, I changed the gas cap and erased the codes from the car. I drove about two hundred miles on it and the check engine light came back.
I then ran the car, opened the oil-cap and noticed lots of blow by coming out from there. I was told it is a bad sign, I have also checked with a friend to see his vehicle and nothing was blowing out of the oil-cap. By the way, I changed the oil today.
I know the mileage is high on my car, but the blow-by is really big.
I was told that the PCV valve might need a change, so I bought a new one and when I wanted to replace it, I had no idea where to locate it -.-
So my questions are:
1. Is the high blow by a sign that my engine is about to die?
2. If the blow-by is not related to the check-engine code (P0456) then what is and how can I fix it?
3. Is it safe to drive the car for long rides (six hundred miles going and coming back)?
have the same problem?
Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 AT 6:47 PM