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1999 Dodge Intrepid, 2.7 v6 blows oil out through the dipstick tube? is this due to excessive crankcase pressure? how can this issue be solved?

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  • Mike Fields Apr 24, 2010

    there must be a reason these engines are chronic failures! please give more elaborate advice.

  • Mike Fields Apr 24, 2010

    thanks, such a inherently flawed engine design should have never been produced and released

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Hi!!

Have your vehicle's compression tested ASAP. I think your piston rings are worn and the compression is escaping into the oil pan and the way out is the dipstick tube.

This particular motor is well known to have lubrication problems due to narrow oil passages that get clogged out fairly easy.

Good Luck!!

Posted on Apr 24, 2010

  • Rene J Solis Apr 24, 2010

    I just happen to have a 1999 Intrepid with a 2.7 motor. The wife liked it and I got a good deal on it. I started having probems w the water pump and while it was replaced, I started doing some research on it. I was shocked to find out all the problems this particular engine had. If you want to check some of them, just type "1999 Intrepid problems" in google and you''ll find a long list of horror stories about this motor. I've been asked to join a class action lawsuit being filed against the manufacturer.



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Hello. Blowing oil out through the dipstick is a definite sign of excessive crankcase pressure. You need to replace the PCV valve and check the hose connected to it.

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Hi! THe piston ring may need to be replaced. If the piston rings are worn out, oil will come out and you can see that on the dipstick. Please replace the piston rings to prevent further damage. HOpe this helps and have a good one!

Posted on Apr 24, 2010

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    dj_relly999 Apr 24, 2010

    Hi! Just an advice.... any engine can cause oil blowing out of the dipstick because of piston ring worn out. Just replace the piston rings and it will be resolved.

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