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If you look down through the throttle body (you have to take off the air filter housing) and can see oil pooling at all, then you have a blown plenum gasket.
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I would get in the habit of checking the oil more often than just when it's time to change it. Could prevent BIG problems that way....
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So to check for this oil pool, i can easily remove, then put back in all the stuff to get in there? Won't have to replace seals or anything? And yes your right, I'll be checking rather frequently now that I've got problems showing up.

Anyway, if getting in to check for plenum leaks is do able by A less experienced person like me, I'll do it. Does that video i posted on the last page show how to do it properly?
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So to check for this oil pool, i can easily remove, then put back in all the stuff to get in there? Won't have to replace seals or anything? And yes your right, I'll be checking rather frequently now that I've got problems showing up.

Anyway, if getting in to check for plenum leaks is do able by A less experienced person like me, I'll do it. Does that video i posted on the last page show how to do it properly?
Yes you can easily remove and put back the air filter housing. All you need is a Phillips. Take of the housing (big black plastic hose) Look down into the intake manifold (use your hand to actuate the throttle body and with your other hand shine a flashlight down.) If there is any pooling of oil at all then you have a blown plenum gasket.

The video you posted starts with the air filter housing and the throttle body removed. So no, it does not show you how to take of the air filter housing.
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Yes you can easily remove and put back the air filter housing. All you need is a Phillips. Take of the housing (big black plastic hose) Look down into the intake manifold (use your hand to actuate the throttle body and with your other hand shine a flashlight down.) If there is any pooling of oil at all then you have a blown plenum gasket.

The video you posted starts with the air filter housing and the throttle body removed. So no, it does not show you how to take of the air filter housing.
Ok thanks for clearing that up for me, I'll go out and have a look tomorrow!
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