Common oil dipstick problem?

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Old 02-11-09, 11:48 AM
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Common oil dipstick problem?

I was watching one of the car shows the other day, and on the new products segment, the Lokar company had a vacuum oil dipstick to keep the dipstick from flying out of its socket. Is this a common problem? I have driven a lot of cars over the years and never heard of that, have heard of the didpstick breaking off of the handle and falling into the engine.
 
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Old 02-11-09, 01:16 PM
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Talking Flying dipstick!

I think it would take a lot of pressure to blow a dipstick out of the tube. If that happens, I would be a lot more worried about the condition of the engine than the dipstick!!!
 
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Old 02-12-09, 08:55 AM
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I have not had that problem, but I was changing the water pump on our durango and the breaker bar I was using to release the belt tensioner and snap, I broke my handle right off my dipstick. Thank god it was only "T" part, there was about 1/2" of yellow stick left along w/ the rubber gasket.

I have never heard of the dipstick becoming a projectile! HA HA
 
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The PCV valve is there to prevent excessive pressure from building up in the crankcase.

Guess the market for selling toll bridges is down and the guy just wants to make a buck.
 
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Old 02-12-09, 12:41 PM
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I've heard of anecdotal accounts of this happening with an engine with lots of blowby..never actually seen it.

To diy...my 2000(?) Dakota handle just broke right off when I tried to pull it one day...typical Chrysler product quality IMHO.
 
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Old 02-12-09, 02:10 PM
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I was thinking it may possibly happen in high revving racing engines but other than that the chances of the dipstick flying out were equal to that of going through a Jersey barrier at 80 mph with no damage to you or the vehicle.
 
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