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Oil in the air filter.....


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04-30-05, 03:20 AM   #1  
Oil in the air filter.....

I have an 83 Dodge D150 pickup with a slant six 225 c.i. engine, auto trans, 2 bbl carb and 2wd. My air filter has quite a bit of oil in it. How did it get there? Is it an easy fix to cure this from happening?

 
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04-30-05, 03:49 AM   #2  
Check your pcv valve, hirsch; could be stuck causing excess back-pressure in the engine forcing oil into the air filter housing. Engine may be in need of rings, too.


Measure it with a micrometer; cut it with an ax.

 
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04-30-05, 06:19 AM   #3  
TYVM Towguy!!!! Hope its the pcv valve. I cannot afford a ring job, and the truck isn't worth it. However I did buy an 85 Dodge with the same engine. When I finally get it home, my roommmate and I might do a slow engine rebuild, and transplant it into the 83.

 
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05-01-05, 02:59 PM   #4  
Surprised anything that old up there in the snow belt still has a body!

P.S. You could also have an obstructed hose, so make sure the hose(s) are clear.


Measure it with a micrometer; cut it with an ax.

 
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05-05-05, 03:54 PM   #5  
It has a few rust holes in the bed and one or two in the cab. The frame is good, unlike my old Mazda B2000 which I believe had a frame constructed of Maxwell Hose coffee cans

 
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