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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-03-2016, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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Oil coming out of dipstick

Alright, I am sure that this has been talked about before but I am new here so go easy on me. Here's my issue.....i have oil coming out of the dipstick tube,1ST-the tube coming off of the block is not plugged and/or clogged. 2ND-There is not excessive pressure coming out of the tube off the engine block, i can hold my thumb over it and it doesnt blow my thumb out and when i remove my thumb it sounds like the truck is exhaling, assuming this is proper function. 3RD-When i remove the dipstick, no oil comes out.....
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It's really common for the rubber gasket "sleeve" at the top of the dipstick by the handle to deteriorate and not seal. I don't think you can change just the seal though, pretty sure you just get a new dipstick. They're for sale all over the internet

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+1 for dipstick seal
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Pop your oil cap off and set it back on loose, does it dance around? Set it back on and leave the hood open. Rev the engine a little bit, does it start to dance?

I think you may have some moderate blowby. But it can be the dipstick.

Use oil at all?

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