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2000 Taurus leaking oil

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livegood
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2000 Taurus leaking oil

Post by livegood » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:54 pm

Hey everyone, I am new to this forum and I have just acquired (last friday)a 2000 Taurus SEL with the 3.0 24v dohc duratec and 19 bolt AX4N trans., gold paint, factory alloy wheels, decent leather interior with no tears. It runs out smooth and strong. Trans shifts good and fluid appears good but with 155,000 mi on the odo, I am pretty certain that no real maintenance has ever been done :shock:
A few days ago, I was at the car wash and I was detailing under the hood and noticed some oil around the UIM :(. Next I checked the oil and noticed none visible on the stick :?. So I got down under the front and saw where some kind of oil was burning on cats at center rear and the trans pan has fresh engine oil on it ad well. The valley under the intake has oil in it but very hard to tell if it is running down off the back of engine and soaking things below or not.
I am a retired mechanic, 10 years kidney disease and Guillain Barré Syndrome so even though I try to do my own repair work, I usually have a lot of pain when I do jobs sometimes. I felt pain when I saw that oil!. Also, at start- up, big ole' plume of blue oil smoke. It clears up quick and don't see any while driving but in park and gently rev to about 3500rpm, see smoke. It does run great, no loss of power, no mis fires, just what I described here.
Please someone tell me if I am on the right track, I respect everyones experience here and knowledge of these cars... I ordered from Rock Auto: Motorcraft PCV valve and pipe, complete FelPro mani gasket for upper and lower.
I realize that could be another issue, oil pan, oil sender, valve covers, etc, but had to start somewhere. Thought I would clean underneath after this part then drive to see, go from there. If you have other info or ideas, I would be most grateful!
I plan on other routine maintenance, t'stat, fuel filter, maf sensor clean, trans filter/fluid exchange(bucket method) with merc V, etc.
I have to say I am a little concerned about the oil deal but I'm glad I can come here and seek out good information, thank you in advance... Bill


livegood
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Re: 2000 Taurus leaking oil

Post by livegood » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:37 am

Hello again, I have an update on the oil loss. Pcv valve fixed it. Pulled u & l intake, cleaned valley, no smoke, no more adding oil... Thanks for all the great responses.

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