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Old 21st November 2015, 11:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Dipstick..

Hi guys and girls!

Having a little panic at the moment.. The other day I went for a spirited drive with my friends.. I pulled over and we opened the bonnet to look at my new painted covers and cleaned bay...

To my surprise.. Oil EVERYWHERE on the left hand side.. Turns out dipstick was hanging out and spraying oil everywhere..

I know straight away.. Crankcase pressurised.. On the other hand.. I did check my oil before I left so may have left it out.. But still going on the side of caution!

First thing I done was check breathers.. (I believe there is only 3 pipes standard? The head to left rocker, left rocker to right rocker cover and right rocker cover to intake pipe?) these are all fine..

Compression test is all fine (I have the gear so done it just for piece of mind)

I'm now trying to find someone with a compressor so I can do a leakdown test but before I waste my time.. If the compression test is fine.. Is there any need to do a leakdown? I know compression is compression.. It's either good or bad.. But isit possible to have good compression but have a slow leak?

My last thing..

The dipstick is really loose.. Like, ZERO resistance when it sits in the tube? Can a couple of you please go see if yours is slightly tight going in? I'm used to feeling a rubber grip/resistance when putting dipsticks in the tube but nothing on this?

Thanks guys!
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Old 21st November 2015, 11:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The dips tick should push firmly into place. If yours is loose, use a spring to hold it down.
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Old 21st November 2015, 11:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for that.

My worry with that though is if I do have crankcase pressure that could mask it? Is there any point in me worrying do you think?
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I'd not worry about it too much as long as your breathers are clean.
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Old 21st November 2015, 11:40 AM   #5 (permalink)
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My worry was piston ring failure and it blowing pressure into the crankcase? As I say compression was all good though not sure if I compression test would bring up ring issues though unless they are real bad?

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Old 21st November 2015, 03:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Same here happend. I cleaned the rubber that get inside the tube and wrapped in heat molding electrical tape (the plastic shield tube you slide in the wiring and the heat it with a hot airgun and get smaller taking the shape of the base). GOodbye problem...and my engine seems like it's perfect with compresion and not oil sucker.
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I'd not worry about it too much as long as your breathers are clean.
^ this


my car spat the dipstick out a couple of times when I first got it, I thought the worst but everyone I spoke to didn't seem concerned so I just squished the tube a bit so it held in a little firmer and it's not done it since.

I think there will always be a little bit of positive crankcase pressure.
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Old 21st November 2015, 05:17 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Ok thanks guys

I will try some heat shrink on the dipstick and see how that goes

I'm too worried when it comes to this car LOL
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