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1998 pontiac: 3.8 l,Gran Prix,92K miles..loud..quits..vacuum

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I have a 1998 Pontic, 3.8 l,Gran Prix,92K miles. It has a loud engine noise, when I remove the oil cap the noise quits. It also has a very strong vacuum at the oil cap. This car does not have a pcv.
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  FixItMan replied 9 years ago.
Hello ronstogdill, this is usually due to a leaking intake manifold gasket. These gaskets can leak and allow the intake to pull a vacuum on the crank case. Let me know if you need more help.
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Could the oil separator valve cause this problem?
Expert:  FixItMan replied 9 years ago.
No, it would not do this. This is generally always an intake problem.
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