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13 chevy equinox I4 engine oil in filter box #5290483 12/10/19 02:04 PM
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Knowing that this engine 2.4 has a reputation of clogged or freezing up pcv system and blowing rear main seal. C FM makes a breather with a check valve to relieve crankcase pressure. Finding oil (ounce or two) in filter box and corrugated tube to intake box starting to worry about this problem.

https://www.c-f-m.com/performancepa...quinox-GMC-Terrain-2-4L-Ecotec-p6443.htm

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Re: 13 chevy equinox I4 engine oil in filter box [Re: Fitter30] #5290502 12/10/19 02:21 PM
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I'd say go for it.

Re: 13 chevy equinox I4 engine oil in filter box [Re: Fitter30] #5290563 12/10/19 03:45 PM
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$80 seems like a lot.
Why not just keep the PCV and associated hoses/tubing clean and clear???

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Re: 13 chevy equinox I4 engine oil in filter box [Re: Imp4] #5290601 12/10/19 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Imp4
$80 seems like a lot.
Why not just keep the PCV and associated hoses/tubing clean and clear???


The PCV is a fixed orifice in the cylinder head. It is inaccessible unless you remove the intake manifold.

Not that the idea is bad, it's just difficult to do on a regular basis.

Re: 13 chevy equinox I4 engine oil in filter box [Re: MrHorspwer] #5290641 12/10/19 04:59 PM
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I think I would add a supplemental path. The OE design is cheap cheap cheap, and not terribly reliable. The part shown with the filter element is one of those kind of solutions.

Or you could drill a hole in the valve cover, fit a grommet and put in another PVC, to the intake. However that could mess with the OE computer.

In any case, it is a gm mistake.

Rod

Re: 13 chevy equinox I4 engine oil in filter box [Re: Fitter30] #5290654 12/10/19 05:13 PM
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Another option is a vented AC Delco cap which is the vented version of the OEM cap. P/N FC219

Re: 13 chevy equinox I4 engine oil in filter box [Re: Fitter30] #5290687 12/10/19 05:42 PM
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this total pos engine has more problems than just the pcv system


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Re: 13 chevy equinox I4 engine oil in filter box [Re: super20dan] #5291142 12/11/19 07:44 AM
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Originally Posted by super20dan
this total pos engine has more problems than just the pcv system


What other problems are associated with this engine?

My parents have this vehicle. So I can give a heads up.

Re: 13 chevy equinox I4 engine oil in filter box [Re: Fitter30] #5291570 12/11/19 01:31 PM
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Re: 13 chevy equinox I4 engine oil in filter box [Re: Fitter30] #5291784 12/11/19 06:52 PM
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there is also,the defective timing chain issue. my neighbor who is extremely stupid. bought a new equinox in 2011 and it was plagued by all the 2.4 issues. also he was too lazy and stupid to ever check the oil EVER between changes. dispite knowing it was consuming oil at a rapid rate. it got run low on oil so often its amazing it never seized, I told him about the wide spread internet post about this was happening to almost all the 2.4,s and the dealer was doing oil comsumption tests and replacing pistions and rings for free. well he was too stupid to take my advice and one day his wife came to my door saying the car was making noise and the oil light was on. I checked oil-4 quarts low.. he traded the car in and took a bath.


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Re: 13 chevy equinox I4 engine oil in filter box [Re: Fitter30] #5294450 12/14/19 04:03 PM
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bruckus order the new cap thanks for the part number. Going to take the in after the holidays for the oil test.

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