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Best to recheck the O rings. I know there are two ports to these. If by chance the inner O ring slipped, it will push oil threw the other port. Causing low oil pressure and this will over heat an engine. Plus cause more damage.

Aug 05, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

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How can I stop oil from coming from my dipstick?

Depends on the cause.
Blow-by is when oil blows by the rings in the cylinders into the combustion chambers or compression blows by the rings into the crankcase. It can also be caused when too much pressure builds up in the crankcase because of a venting problem.
So blow-by can cause smoke out the tailpipe from oil burning with gasoline, or oil collecting in the air cleaner, or blowing out a seal or other place like your dipstick tube.
If it is caused by worn piston rings, the rings have to be replaced.
If it is a venting problem, you need to open up the vent, like the PCV valve or the air intake port.
If you remove the cap where you add oil and there is a vacuum when the engine is running, the venting system is working. If oil blows out the hole, there is too much pressure in the crankcase.

Nov 29, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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Piston fitting

Less power output. Car sluggish. Spark plug oily and need replacing more often. Engine breathing too much. Faulty compression ring will cause too much pressure in the sump. Leading to oil leaks at the sump, and or maybe at the rear and front main oil seals. Oil will also be visible at the air filter housing. Remove dipstick while car is idling. The pressure shoul be low. If too much fumes is visible. You might have failed compression rings. Valve stem seals or worn valve guides

Jul 09, 2014 | 2005 Toyota Tazz 130

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Oil leaking into the mass air flow hose

High crankcase pressure due to worn rings or a plugged crank case ventilation valve (PCV). This can also be caused by an overfilled oil level

Sep 18, 2012 | 2001 Kia Sportage

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1999 saturn sw has blue smoke coming from tailpipe. I would like to know if it has anything to do with head gasket

blue smoke is usually oil burning- is it light or heavy- if light- change oil and go up one grade- rings are worn- if heavy- time for a rebuild- rings need to be replaced. but for the money on rebuild- could find car newer and lower milage

May 10, 2011 | Saturn SW Cars & Trucks

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My oil filter housing may be cracked, I've tried replacing filter but its still bleeding oil in a matter of minutes from the top of the filter. could it be the housing unit or a simple o-ring?

A common problem when replacing an oil filter is that the o-ring from the old filter stuck to the block during removal and when the new filter is put on you have two o-rings stacked on top of each other. This will cause a leak. Take the filter off and make sure the old o-ring did not stick in place to the block.

Mar 25, 2011 | 1999 Volkswagen Jetta

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I have an 01 Chevy 3500 and have a lot of blowby. My mechanic says that I have 3 cylinders that are ready to misfire, and that i have oil rings that are bad. Could that be the reason for the excess blowby?

Yes! Bad (worn) oil rings will allow more oil than normal to enter the combustion chamber and fire along with the fuel mixture. This is called blow-by and will usually present itself visibly as smoke out the tail pipe.

At this point, a ring job (at the minimum) is probably needed. Excess cylinder wear could require a bore to the next standard bore size (Usually .010" Larger on the ID).

Sounds like your mechanic is pointing in the right direction!

Feb 01, 2011 | Chevrolet C3500 Cars & Trucks

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Oil leak at the oil filter base of 96 Honda Accord V-6

Nope, just replace the oil filter. The filter may be loose or if the oil filter was placed without oil on the O-ring before installation will cause the O-rings to fail. If the car is due for an oil change, might as well service the engine and replace the oil and filter. Good luck and hope it's not the oil pressure sensor which will leak when it fails too and it's most of the time located by the oil filter area in most cars.

Dec 24, 2009 | 1993 Honda Accord

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I have a oil leak ever since i bought this car. I've changed the head gasket, front crank shaft seal, valve cover seal, and oil pan seal. Could using the old head bolts cause this? I've read that it...

NO if you have been using oil and loosing oil from all the seals and rocker cover and sump gasket then its caused by a thing called BACK PRESSURE,and that is caused by the piston rings worn, or broken top compression rings and a lip in the bore causing the ring gap to be about
6thou per inch causing the back pressure which in turn blowes oil out of all seals and gaskets ..
So take out the breather pipe from the rocker cover and let it blow into a paper towel for 2 minutes and if oil fumes come out the rings are worn.
Plus get a compression test on all cylinders and see if there down to 100 PSI or less.
The new head bolts should be replaced as they could be streached
threads, but not your problem this time
Let me know how you get on ASAP Ron

Nov 08, 2009 | 1993 Honda Civic 4 Door

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