Why is There Oil in My Intake Manifold (or Throttle Body)?

oil in intake manifold

This article will discuss engines installed in automobiles sold in the United States since 1961. Engines built since that year will include a positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) system, developed to help reduce engine emissions under regulations placed in effect at that time by the Federal Government. Positive crankcase ventilation eliminated crankcase venting systems that simply … Read more

6 Bad Throttle Body Symptoms (and Replacement Cost)

bad throttle body symptoms

When you hit the throttle you expect your car to move. And while you might not realize exactly what’s going on, the throttle body is what starts that entire process. But over time your throttle body can wear out or just get plain dirty. So, how do you know it’s time to clean or replace … Read more

P2138 Code (Symptoms, Causes, and How to Fix)

P2138 code

Over the past couple of decades, engine technology has developed to a level far more advanced than many could have ever previously anticipated. Functions once controlled mechanically are now computer driven, thereby increasing both system efficiency and precision. One such engine function that is now electronically controlled, is the manipulation of a throttle body’s internal … Read more

5 Best Throttle Body Cleaners to Restore Lost Performance

best throttle body cleaner

The throttle body of a vehicle is responsible for managing the amount of air that flows into the internal combustion engine. It is basically a butterfly valve which is positioned between the intake manifold and the air intake filter. Whenever you step on the gas pedal to accelerate your vehicle, the engine control unit sends … Read more