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how do i tell if its broke?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big dan, Nov 4, 2005.

  1. big dan

    big dan 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    how can i tell if i have a broken piston or ring? i did a search on my problem of oil coming out of the dipstick tube. i doesnt happen very often and not very much at a time. all the results of my search say that i have broken either a ring or a piston. there is no gas in my oil, it doesnt have any dead cylinders, doesnt smoke and i had the motor apart about 6 months ago and none of it was cracked or broken. is it possible that my loose fitting dipstick tube just leaks oil? i prefer to not have to break the motor down or do a compression test but if it comes to that i will.
    thanks guys
     
  2. BROKEN-ONE

    BROKEN-ONE Registered Member

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    some checks to do

    have you checked the pcv valve to see if it is clogged ? or the vac line to it ? this will slme times be the problem . if that does not work try the compression test there is no tear down for this , just remove one spark plug at a time . and uplugg the coil so not to let the motor run . hope this helps .
     
  3. Leper

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    I prefer a leakdown test to a compression test. You must have access to compressed air to use the leakdown tool.
    buy another dipstick and try it.
    Agree with the pcv comment also.
     
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    BROKEN-ONE Registered Member

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    tests

    but he could use a compession tester to get an idea of which cyl , is giving him the trouble . but i would check the easy stuff first . most times it cheap easy to fix . pcv , vac lines , inlet to the carb , oh and check the intake along the edges ,sometimes the gasket gets pushed out . :rolleyes:
     

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