I just recently noticed that there's a super small oil leak where the vvt solenoid gasket are on the valve cover. Anyone else have this issue? It's a 2018 Ford focus St. I wonder if it's a defect or something.
I've had that happen, and had to take it to the dealer to have it resealed - if the oil is indeed coming from the VVT solenoid.
If you run a stock intake or focus RS intake with your big turbo, proper venturi vacuum will be applied to the crankcase under max boost (more air into the turbo, stronger venturi on the PCV port).I havent gotten a Haynes for the Ecoboost platform yet, prob should...but didnt see anything on YT about this.
Anyone do this seal repair? I'm guessing its likely just cheap seals accessed from opening the valve cover. I've actually had this since year one and I bought my 2016 brand new off the lot. Its just leaked very slowly over the years and I wipe it down, then it just looks similar to this (seeping vs a leak) over time.
Now that I'm going BT, I'm curious if the increase in manifold pressure will impact this and I need to remedy it. From what i hear its extremely common on these 2.0L ecoboosts.
It's always recommended to look under your hood, check fluid levels, etc periodically.should go check my '18 while i'm still under the warranty mileage. so if i were to find some seepage like that, the dealer would reseal it under warranty?
I've been running the COBB intake for years... i believe 1 - 2 years max when i tossed on the COBB intake along with the bigger FMIC and other parts. Been FBO/E30 for years now too. I just got the cPE exhale kit (with HKS bov) installed this weekend. I'm basically waiting for the BNR71 to come in. Before I go buy a new clutch and fuel upgrades (hpfp likely), Im going to get the tune on the BT and stock fuel and just enjoy it with a power bump for now. I want to make sure I'm not going to make a bigger issue of these leaky seals once this happens.If you run a stock intake or focus RS intake with your big turbo, proper venturi vacuum will be applied to the crankcase under max boost (more air into the turbo, stronger venturi on the PCV port).
This is massively overlooked. When you put a big diameter intake pipe on. Air mass velocity slows down and so does the vacuum on the PCV port.
I have a thread about adapting the stock and RS intakes onto big turbo setups.