I have a Mondeo 1800 03 registration, how much oil does it use per annum. I am topping mine up every month. and my water levels Is this normal? I kept cutting out and stalling, when I used high revs , blue smoke and a lot of black soot like deposits came from the exhaust, so far so good it has not happened again, what is the problem , does it need a servis . Thank you.
The first thing I'd check is the crankcase pressure relief valve (PCV) these are sprung loaded and are only meant to 'burp' excess pressure every now and then. The exiting gas is piped back to the inlet , however should the valve stick open then the engine tends to suck the air out of the crankcase all the time and this carrys oil over with it.
If you remove the air intake pipe and look inside where the crankcase breather is plumbed in you may find evidence of oil.
Me being a woman and not knowing crankcase pressure ect, or find the air intake pipe, I will ask some one who does ..unless you have a diagram you could show me . if that's the case ... replace valve, how much are we talking to fix ? and last but least ...is the car safe to go back and forwards to work. Thank you.
Do I need new engine?