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Old 12-09-2006, 10:27 AM
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smokin from dipstick and cover on top of driver side valve cover, am i in trouble?

I just noticed that my truck is smoking from the oil dipstick and the little cover on top of the driver side valve cover i was just wondering what this could be and if it was big trouble,any suggestions appreciated thanks guys.

and by the way this forum and the people in it are awesome and have really been a big help to me thanks guys!!!
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Old 12-09-2006, 10:32 AM
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How bad is it?
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Old 12-09-2006, 10:35 AM
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Smoke

A teenie weenie little bit is normal. They all do it to my knowledge. But i have seens some that were really hurting pouring it out. You should have to actually look hard to see it come out. Atleast on mine you do.
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Old 12-09-2006, 11:01 AM
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pretty bad

its pretty bad like you can definatley see it blowing right out, what is that cover on the driver side its worse there then the dipstick, i would compare it to seeing your breath on a cold day its kinda blowing out strong but then it just dissapears.
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Old 12-09-2006, 12:37 PM
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That cover is the Crank-Case Vent (CCV). It has two o-rings under it that may be leaking. I diverted my CCV to the rear of my truck (CCV mod) and it blows a steadycloud of light vapor. It may not be a big problem.

Try holding your thumb over the dipstick tube to see if it is building pressure. If so, you are talking about serious Blow-BY and rings need to be replaced.
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Old 12-09-2006, 01:12 PM
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thanks

thanks again pipe layer, what did you use to divert the ccv exhaust? there doesnt seem to be any pressure build up in the dipstick tube when i put my thumb over it, the motor only has 88000 on it so im hoping its alright. Thanks alot for the info i appreciate your help more then I can explain. this forum truly is great, i gotta send you some pics of my rig when i take some, i got some sweet stacks and a nice set of rims with some diggers on them.
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Old 12-09-2006, 01:29 PM
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You have to remove the intake elbow and plug the CCV inlet, then remove the CCV "doghouse" from the valve cover and rotate it 180 degrees pointing the outlet to the rear(check the o-rings). I used a 3/4" elbow and some 3/4" heater hose and clamps to run it down the fender toward the rear of the truck. Then put a crankcase vent or diffuser on the end of it.
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