I have a oil smell in the car when it is standing still or driven very slowly. I turn the air to recirculate to keep it out as it bothers my wife. The car is a 2002 pt criser with 57000 miles. I recently had the valve cover gasket replaced as it did have a small leak but it didn't help. The car burns no oil between changes and there are no leaks in the driveway. My local dealer had no answers. Thanks, Richard...
Country: United StatesMake: ChryslerModel: PT Cruiser LimitedYear: 2002Engine: 2.4
Hi Richard and thanks for using JustAnswer!My name is Vladimir.You may need to inspect your engine and exhaust parts underneath when your car is lifted on a hoist. If you had a leak before, then it is likely that some oil carbon/deposits has accumulated somewhere on the exhaust manifold and keeps "burning" when the exhaust manifold gets hot. It is not something that burns out quickly, it may stink for a long time. Carefully inspect the exhaust manifold, catalytic and other parts for any signs of dripping or any stuck plastic bag.
I've been working with American made cars since 1992.