Bought a 2005 Conny tourer from "Alan" near Dagenham yesterday. As far as I could tell it seemed fine, very clean and sounded nice and quiet. Drove home from London to Manchester, noticed white or blue smoke under load. Went to car today- pool of oil underneath - lots of oil around the filler cap. Now sounds like a bag of spanners. What have I bought??? Alan doesn't appear to be answering his phone.
PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation Valve) filter is clogged best to changed it asap, do not drive car until you change it, at the same time I would changed the oil filter, air filter, oil, and fuel filter, also check to see if it is burning diesel.
I think you are right Artic. Unfortunately having driven all the way home, I think it is likely that some or all of the oil seals have blown. Any idea how I would know if they have and how big a job is it to check/replace them?
PCV filter taken out and yes...........totally clogged up. There appears to be oil coming from under the valve cover and a tapping/knocking noise from the top of the engine. Tappet/valve follower problem or knackered valves?