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Dipstick blow out!


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#1 Ross

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 12:24 AM

Often when i check the ea81t's oil, the dipstick has been blown up out of its seat by about 2cm so that it doesn't seal. I cant see how the crank case would be subjected to a positive pressure, since i know that the pcv hose from the right rocker cover to the intake hose is not blocked. Any ideas on what causes this?

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 12:28 AM

I had a EA81T and a have a EA82T that do it also. I attribute it to leaky valve seals and rings.

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 12:29 AM

Two words: duct tape

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 12:30 AM

Just another gremlin then......

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 12:32 AM

nsane']Two words: duct tape


Nah, im from new zealand, we use #8 wire 'round here :drunk:

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 12:56 AM

#8 wire.... :confused:

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 12:59 AM

#8 wire = fencing wire.
just kidding though, i wont really use it to hold the dipstick in! Its just one of those stereotypes about nz'ers, that we use #8 wire for everything.
No doubt it will get held in with insulation tape, like most other loose things on my cars.

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 01:07 AM

my uncle has a toyota cressida that blows the dipstick out, he piped it to the rocker cover breather inlet, has'nt had a problem with it since

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 01:09 AM

my uncle has a toyota cressida that blows the dipstick out, he piped it to the rocker cover breather inlet, has'nt had a problem with it since


That would be a good solution, but i think ill stick with the insulation tape for the moment, cos im a bit lazy.

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 01:51 AM

#8 wire = fencing wire.

The REALLY ol' timers here in The States refer to it as bailing wire, as in, "It's held together with spit and bailing wire."

Us younger ( :rolleyes: ) kids prefer duct tape (aka "racer's tape").

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 02:16 AM

Zip ties!

Seriously though, maybe a stuck PCV valve?

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