Join Date: Oct 2010
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I noticed oil in the intake tube between the air filter and the turbo. The pcv vents into this area via rubber hose. I disconnected this hose and vented it to the atmosphere while I gound out 4 stumps. Within minutes pressurized smoke was exitting the tube and filling the neighborhood. The area of the engine under the hose was coated in oil. Back at the shop I pulled the rocker cover and turned over the eng. When cylinder 1 made compression, a puff of air was expelled from the area of the exhaust valve lifter. The point is, CAT confirmed this was a symptom of a blown head gasket. Removing the head confirmed the blown gasket. I am currently pleading my case to CAT for some assistance in covering the costs associated with the repair. I'll likely get no where, but I gotta ask. I'll keep you posted.