The beginning of problems??? Spurty dipstick...

#1 by Nik Rite , Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:01 pm

As above.... k74 145000 miles Doesn't miss a beat ( most of the time !)Uses 1 litre oil per 5000 miles. The temp gauge stays rock steady.The exhaust is very clear, passed the mot easy. As you know i'm just setting the valve clearances and have cleaned and checked the rocker cover breather pipe which is completely clear. Recently when giving the truck on a good run the dip stick is out and traces of oil splatter . Thoughts? beginning of problems ahead? Would i get away with less oil in (6.5 litres) and drive it more gently or best to nip it in the bud.... Nik


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RE: The beginning of problems??? Spurty dipstick...

#2 by Nik Rite , Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:55 pm

Is there a crankcase breather tube thats blocked??


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RE: The beginning of problems??? Spurty dipstick...

#3 by 123hotchef , Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:36 am

get a new O ring on the dip stick


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RE: The beginning of problems??? Spurty dipstick...

#4 by Nik Rite , Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:19 am

I'll check that....Where does the crankcase ventilate to?....


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RE: The beginning of problems??? Spurty dipstick...

#5 by 123hotchef , Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:36 am

rocker cover to air intake


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RE: The beginning of problems??? Spurty dipstick...

#6 by Nik Rite , Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:48 am

might that be blocked and stopping the c.case breathing and hence pressurising the sump ? If I blow down that tube should it be free?


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RE: The beginning of problems??? Spurty dipstick...

#7 by 123hotchef , Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:09 pm

its possible
I have never seen it happen


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RE: The beginning of problems??? Spurty dipstick...

#8 by paulw , Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:13 pm

sorry guys a bit off track but at my age a spurty dipstick means something totally different


did have warrior, but crossed over to disco 2.
Thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, but it was somebody with a torch bringing more work!
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RE: The beginning of problems??? Spurty dipstick...

#9 by Tek76 , Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:46 pm

Quote: paulw wrote in post #8
sorry guys a bit off track but at my age a spurty dipstick means something totally different

At the state of your landy... its a far off dream to copy this.


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RE: The beginning of problems??? Spurty dipstick...

#10 by paulw , Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:04 am

My landie reflects the driver , showing it's age!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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