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Dipstick Popped Out

So I'll be traveling across the continent in about 3 weeks and wanted to run the truck today while pulling the boat to see if there'd be any issues. I took it back and forth over trans mountain which is a pretty solid 6-7 mile incline. I went over and back and got on her pretty good.

When I came back across and got to the bottom, I decided to check things out and popped the hood. I had oil splattered on the underside of the hood and throughout the right side of the block. Looks as though it was soming from the dipstick.

Two things:

1. First. This has never happened before (towing or empty) and the only mod I've done recently was the CCV Mod from NC Hornet. Doubled checked that and no stoppages there.

2. Second. Just changed thenoil about 500 miles ago and I think they (we, I was right there) put a little too much in. The line on the dip stick when topped off was just slightly past the plastic indicator on the bottom of the dip stick. So yeah, definitely too much lube and something to watch out for this next time.

The truck performed perfect otherwise... no loss in power... no unexplained smoke or coolant loss etc so I was happy. Should I be concerned about this dipstick popping off?

Will monitor and update in case anyone else ever has this in the future.

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I'd say let a little bit of oil out of it and go run it again just for giggles. Bet that's the problem.

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That's what I'm guessing/hoping for. Thanks for the advice man.


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check your crank case ventalator?

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^^ Thanks much man. It has the CCV mod... just installed. This was my first guess too. Not 100% convinced that it's not CCV mod related though. Prolly either this or too much 40 weight.


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check your crank case ventalator?
What he said^^^^^

When I made a DIY CCV canister, I made the hole to small to relieve the spent gasses and caused my dipstick to blow off.

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^^Please explain? Where do you make the hole? I simply re-routed the plumbing from ther CCV to the catch can mounted on the frame rail and then back up into the intake. What hole are you referring to?


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I made my own filter canister out of PVC pipes,end caps, and fiber filter material. I ran the 1" hose from the CCV off the valve cover and down to the homemade catch canister to catch the misty oil gases in the fiber filter material. These gases needed to escape and the relief hole I put in the canister wasn't big enough for the flow of spent gases, this caused back pressure in the system, making the dipstick pop out.


Go back over your system from Hornet to check for kinks on the hoses or anything that will reduce the flow of the spent gases.

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