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Oil coming out dipstick

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Any excessive pressure in the crankcase is somthing to worry about, make sure the engine is not over filled, if ok then it may be a blocked crankcase breather.

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I have a connector with a broken wire right next to my oil dipstick coming out from motor cannot find what broken wire goes to

Are there any driveability issues? If no issues and everything works, don't worry about it. You can check for voltage on wire, if hot, wrap it up with electrical tape so it can't short to anything.
Your year--make--model didn't post for some reason? Even with wiring diagram, not sure I could track it down, unless you can find the other end?

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Small oil leak. You need to find the source of it. Use some good engine degreaser and clean it up. You should then be able to find where it's coming from as you fire it up and check around. I understand sometimes that's hard because things are packed in. How fast are you losing oil? Check the level on your dipstick.

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Oil light comes on when I turn on the key and goes off as soon as I start up, oil is full on dipstick

It's supposed to do that. The light comes on when oil pressure in the engine is low as it is when not running, this actually shows it's working as it should. It's when it comes on while the engine is running you need to worry, but as you know how to check the oil level on the dipstick you should be OK. You should check oil regularly if you care about your engine, once a week is recommeded. Do it when the engine is cold.

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your best bet is to put in 3 quarts then see if there is anything showing on the dipstick if not add another quart at a time until you see something or it's at the fill level on the dipstick. when I do this I leave the dipstick either out completely or half out so oil doesn't splash up on it while pouring in that was I don't have to wipe it each time. typically from the bottom of the dipstick to the max fill line is one to 1.5 quarts, so don't worry about overfilling if you are checking between each quart. And if you buy 5 quarts and you have an extra, just save it for the next oil change.

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Where is the oil dipstick on a 1998 mazda 626

It's on the left hand side of the motor. It is yellow in color, if you cannot find it, chances are that the dipstick handle is broken off. That was a major flaw for those cars. Look on the left hand side and see if you see anything that resembles a broken handle or dipstick tube. Very common, but you will find it

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Howsit , this morning after driving to work I found an excess of oil that has come out by the dipstick , what could have caused this and should I be worried ?

yes worry. Sounds like fuel in the oil. this will dilute the oil and reduce lubrication. you need to find out how its getting there. IE not fireing and going past the rings,

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This does occur quite often, though it is usually seen in older trucks. The problem is most likely the o-ring that seals the dipstick off. Unfortunately, the only way to get it off will be to force it. Try spraying some penetrating oil on. let it sit for a bit then twist and pull. This usually ends up in a broken dipstick that needs to be replaced. If you don't feel comfortable doing this just take it the dealer and explain the situation, though, I doubt they will do anything for free out of warranty. In any case, to prevent this in the future, make sure the service technician applies some oil or grease to the o-ring before the dipstick is replaced. I know this isn't great news but hope it helps.

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Checking oil level on my V3 Vortech dipstick is located on side of unit . Pics available

The dipstick tube should be as high as the top of the engine, and you should be able to remove the dipstick from it by simply pulling it straight out (no unscrewing).
No oil should come out because engine oil only goes up about a third 1/5th the way inside the engine. So unless it is overfilled, you shouldn't worry about pulling the stick up and out.
Check the oil level with the car on level ground, and with it turned off for at least 10 minutes so all the extra oil drips down to the bottom of the engine first. Then pull the stick straight up and out, wipe all the oil off of it using a paper towel or clean tissue, then put the dipstick back in (you may need to turn it left or right just a little bit to help it past some of the bends in the tube). Push it ALL the way in, then pull it straight back out again. Look for the oil sticking to it at the bottom. You should see a clear line somewhere between the full and fill lines.
If it is low, but there is at least SOME oil, take it to a Jiffy Lube and have them check and top it off. IF there is NO oil on the stick, you should not start it until some oil is added.
I cannot go in to how to add oil here as it is different on different cars - but you do NOT put oil into the dipstick hole.

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what kind of car, year, make model.

If the oil level is correct measuring with the dipstick then it most likely is just the oil sensor, on newer vehicles they've been known to be over sensitive but have also been known to let an engine run dry and never show an alert.

As long as you change the oil and the level is in the "safe" area on the dipstick then you have no worries.

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I also have an RX8 with this... problem the problem is that most of the people that are giving you these... expert solutions couldn't find their own *** with two hands and a map. Any way there is no problem your mazda has a rotary motor this whitish gunk is normal your car naturally burns oil and with the way the motor is designed this is normal. you should be more worried if you don't see this on your dipstick after running your car.

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