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Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 5:40 pm 
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I put my car in a track/tuning day yesterday. During the first break, i popped the bonnet to let the car cool down and i found the dipstick hanging out.

Pushed it back in and drove away.
Next break the dipstick was hanging out again.

I gather this is the reason my car is losing oil. :S

anyone know WHY its doing this and how i can stop it?

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car is a 1994 ED 6cyl.
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Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 6:05 pm 
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that would be high oil pressure, my grandads old XF used to do that. as to fixing it i cant remember, but ill ask see if he remembers.

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 6:32 pm 
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sounds like a leak down problem,( stuffed rings )
have a leak down test done & a compression test.
comp will be down 4 sure. if so change the rings.

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 6:34 pm 
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Crankcase pressure is blowing the dipstick out, you might have stuffed compression rings. A leakdown check will verify this.


Replace the PCV valve that goes into the rocker cover first. A failed PCV valve can also cause this.
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Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 7:49 pm 
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we did a compression test a while ago and the comp was ok. pretty average.

whats the chances it could be a PCV valve? and how do u know if the PCV is buggered?
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Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 7:54 pm 
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if it is the PVC valve start car pull out the PVCout of tappet cover and put your finger on it and see if it is sucking if not itis stuffed if ok it will be rings
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Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 9:06 pm 
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give it a shake too, it might be a bit glucky?
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Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:34 pm 
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XCH45R wrote:
give it a shake too, it might be a bit glucky?


ya can clean it out with carby cleaner 2 :P

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 2:04 pm 
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Dont stuff around with them
a new metal base one from ford is about $10
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