35,000 miles; 3.0 V-6 engine; AWD
My wife came home from work Monday, 5 Feb, 2006 complaining of seeing smoke and a burning smell in the car. I popped the hood and found engine oil sprayed about the front and dripping onto the floor.
My Saturn dealer claims that due to our recent/current below zero weather, condensation from the oil settled in the PCV valve, froze and caused the PCV valve hose to burst as well as blowing out the cam cover gasket(s).
Does this seem plausible? If so, what might contribute to this problem?
Thursday, February 8th, 2007 AT 7:29 PM