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Dipstick blow out!

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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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nsane']Two words: duct tape

 

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

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#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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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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#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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