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    This is a discussion on Granatelli vs Alfa Romeo within the Dodge Dart 1.4L MultiAir Turbo forums, part of the Dodge Dart Garage - The Mopar Zone category; Recently my Dart has been experiencing a burning oil smell after heavy braking and noticed oil in spark plug tubes during the last check. Also ...

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      Recently my Dart has been experiencing a burning oil smell after heavy braking and noticed oil in spark plug tubes during the last check. Also it seems that the oil leaking is shorting my post cat O2 sensor, causing CEL p0137 and p2096. Replaced the sensor where I discovered the wiring connection and surrounding area to have heavy oil residue/buildup. The condition seemed to be fixed after cleaning the area and replacing the sensor, but same issue returned after about 2 months. Hoped it was a cheaper solution of possible failed pre cat O2 or faulty map sensor, so replaced both. Both CEL returned within a few drive cycles. My conclusion is that the leaking gaskets and seals are shorting the O2 sensor which is causing a read back fault for my air/fuel mix, causing the lean fuel mix CEL and ecu placing the car into limp mode. Currently I'm purchasing parts and tools to replace valve seals, valve cover gasket, and vacuum pump gasket. Once the oil leak or leaks are fixed I was going to replace the OEM coils with Alfa Romeo 4c set and new ngk plugs. Unfortunately the vendor I placed my order with is currently out of stock of the coils but willing to ship a set of Granatelli coils for the same price. Looking for any information on the differences or how they compare to each other.
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      IF you're noticing oil on the Cat side of the engine, also check your PCV valve, and oil/air separator o ring.
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      Somewhere throughout this process I pulled the oil separator and replaced the o-ring with the aftermarket one from needswings after reading some threads. She's coming up on 100k miles and the oil smell and noticeable leaks started within the last few months which led me to think the seals were starting to break down. I'm also assuming the pcv valve is the same as the oil separator, still learning daily with this car.

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      Quote Originally Posted by jerseydart8 View Post
      I'm also assuming the pcv valve is the same as the oil separator, still learning daily with this car.
      Yes and no. Below it on the driver's side.
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      Quote Originally Posted by CanadianGuitar View Post
      Yes and no. Below it on the driver's side.
      After a replacing head gasket, spark plug seals, and vacuum pump gasket there was still oil leakage. Got the vacuum pump checked and it was starting to fail. It wasn't producing enough vacuum to keep the oil contained. Quick swap out for a new pump and have had no leaks or oil smell after a couple 100 miles

     

     

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