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Old 08-12-2017, 12:33 PM   #1
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Just got the car back from the mechanics, he replaced some sensors

He told me I need a new oil dipstick, that engine oil was coming out of the tube and the upper end of the dip stick was bad
Is it really that simple or might there be a bigger issue here?
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Old 08-12-2017, 12:58 PM   #2
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Check your PCV valve.
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+1 Your building positive pressure in the engine. Suspect you might have or develop other oil leaks.
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Check your PCV valve.
Whaleman your awesome
$3.68 new PCV Valve seems to have done the trick. Drove car around for 2 hours no sign of oil spitting up
I'm sure that will be the cheapest cash layout on this car !!!
But thanks so much
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Put that "mechanic' on your bad guy list. He should have known that!

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Put that "mechanic' on your bad guy list. He should have known that!


That is engines 101. Guess he was absent that day.
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PCV hose deteriorates on the inside suggest changing the hose. Napa sells a good 11/32 vacuum hose.
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Wow. Just wow.
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PCV hose deteriorates on the inside suggest changing the hose. Napa sells a good 11/32 vacuum hose.
If you use fuel line hose (which is resistant to oil), it will last a lot longer.
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Put that "mechanic' on your bad guy list. He should have known that!


Seriously! Engine oil does not come out of the end of the dipstick tube because you need a new one.
Tell the mechanic wannabe he sucks.
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If you use fuel line hose (which is resistant to oil), it will last a lot longer.
Maybe so but since it is designed for pressure it may suck closed when used for a vacuum application. Perhaps fuel hose rated for fuel injection will work ok?
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If you use fuel line hose (which is resistant to oil), it will last a lot longer.
correct me if i'm wrong, but isn't PCV hose also oil resistant?
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OK whats your point?
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