All engines burn oil to some extent, they have to. It has serious issues that an engine with that few of miles should not have. This is my first post so please bear with me. Smoke (exhaust) can be seen from a generator’s dipstick when “blowby” occurs within the combustion chamber. Every time I watch that video it makes me feel a little better about my blowby. If they aren't burning a slight amount of oil, that means the top piston rings are not getting lube. In these situations, you will typically see this white smoke come out on cooler days. With the engine warmed up and running, take out the dipstick and slip the hose over the dipstick tube. Place it on the rag or old towel to … I am thinking of buying a … If there are bubbles coming out of the hose in the water, then there is excessive crankcase pressure. Start the engine and let the car to idle for some time. I wonder how the rest of the rig was maintained??? there is a blow-by tube going into your intake on the driver's side. The hoe looks like it has been used and abused. Teroma, mine is quite similar to yours. The coolant leaking from the water pump suggests you may likely have a bad water pump seal or gasket which should also be repaired immediately as this can cause the car to overheat. In which case it has gone too far. 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Just trying to explain how white smoke is coming from dipstick, was hoping it was headgasket as didn't really want to replace the rings I'd have to say that if oil is getting up top then the odds are pretty good that coolant, even a small amount that is capable of boiling off, is getting below. Being relatively new to owning a diesel I have a few questions! Come join the discussion about duramax engines, performance, builds, modifications, classifieds, troubleshooting, maintenance, and more! 1995 K1500 6.5l TD AT 4X4 "F code" Ext. Just trying to explain how white smoke is coming from dipstick, was hoping it was headgasket as didn't really want to replace the rings I'd have to say that if oil is getting up top then the odds are pretty good that coolant, even a small amount that is capable of boiling off, is getting below. Yeah who knows what kind of life my engine had before I got it? Its excess fuel burning thats making the smoke. 1996 Mercury Mystique 2.0L automatic, 62000 miles. It is evident as pressure coming out the crankcase ventilation tube, valve cover breather or dipstick tube. This is on a 7.3 IDI. JavaScript is disabled. 1995 K1500 6.5l TD AT 4X4 "F code" Ext. :shrug03: While changing it out, I used KnKreb's manometer (u-tube w/ water) to test the vac. Back pressure can cause oil to push up the neck of the dipstick. This article will help diagnose the underlying causes of diesel engine smoke. Hey guys, I’ve got smoke coming out of my oil dipstick tube. That would not be abnormal for a well worn, tired old high mileage engine. Makes me think it's blow-by and not a normal thing. Besides from being a sign of excess oil burning in your diesel engine, the smoke could also indicate: A faulty PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) valve – This part is responsible for emission control. man./ billet Mega Grid heater, FASS 150 w. Then after about 30 seconds to a minute, the white smoke should clear up. If all that smoke was from oil burning wed have no oil left after 1 run with it mashed. I assume it means that exhaust gasses are leaking into the crankcase somehow. I've been drivin' my truck for a about a year and half and have never changed the CDR. As a long distance guess, I’d go for head gasket failure. or should I not even bother? Makes me think it's blow-by and not a normal thing. The smoke should only be coming out in small amounts after you start your engine. 1,182 Posts #21 • Jan 28, 2008. If there is smoke coming from the exhaust it could indicate a more serious problem with the engine. Is this a normal thing for the specific engine I have? If there is only a small amount of fume blowing out of the motor, you have nothing to worry about. ... Get it check asap as 47k is very low milage for Diesel engine to worn out. If the engine isn’t making “death rattle” noises that is. Look up the diagnostic list on the site here. 1998 GMC 3500 Crew Cab 6.5 TD "F" engine ~151,000 miles. That is pretty poor for an engine with such low miles. I guess the CDR was bad... Another success story from the Dieselplace! Thought of tryin' a new one to see but I don't think it's gonna help me much. I was doing a search and came across this thread... Guys I've been thinking.....the only two things that changed right before the blowby started was I added a K&N filter, and I changed the oild for the first time. my buddies 91 has smoke or steam coming out of his dipstick. It is evident as pressure coming out the crankcase ventilation tube, valve cover breather or dipstick tube. Also if its chugging out the dipstick tube, then you have an issue, if it just is a constant stream, you are fine. If you have white smoke coming out the exhaust then you can remove the exhaust manifold, and see which cylinder it is, look into the turbo turbine to the ends looking for damage. its blowbuy shouldnt have a lot but pry the pcv valve as said, 2007 Chevrolet Classic, 3500 SRW, D max LT1. I do my best. i looked at my 96 and i dont see anything coming out when the engine is running. I only let it run for about 10 minutes...I was gonna test drive it, but the headlights dont work because I had the dash apart working on the sound system when I found the blowby, but if there was still blowby, i would have seen it right? Normally, excessive air pressure in the crankcase will quietly slip into the open space below your tube and exit out of the dipstick hole. That smoke coming out of the dipstick is blowby from poor sealing rings. Then again, it might be caused by the same thing that's causing the smoke. Even after regular use and storage mine does smoke out the fill cap when off and the dipstick. at the top of the dip stick, or at the bottom where it mounts at the block? How is yours doing? Has done that for a couple. BLOWBY (or BLOWBY SMOKE) is the emission of crankcase pressure (and fumes/smoke) out the crankcase ventilation system, and generally regarded as a clear indication of an urgently needed, and expensive, engine rebuild. Here is my blow-by video. If this over-fueling operation is not operating properly, it can cause white smoke and damage to the engine. That combined with the hot oil fumes and possibly some exhaust fumes that are passing the rings during the power stroke are likely the source of the puff of smoke when you remove the dipstick and the slight gas smell. ... A forum community dedicated to Diesel engine owners and enthusiasts. Your rough running may be unrelated to the smoke. ok, well I ordered the new CDR already....so im not gonna stiff the parts guy....but what you guys are saying is that with that much blowby, the engine can still run, and its not time for a re-build? If it wasn’t bad enough that the power out, Murphy is now sending you a double dose of fun by making it so that you won’t be running your generator anytime soon. Excessive pressure or leakage passed the rings. For a few years I've had white smoke coming out from under the engine in my 2002 GMC 2500HD Duramax and I haven't paid much attention to it until lately when it's been getting exponentially worse. 1 Posts . My first thought is that is was not well maintained. there is a blow-by tube going into your intake on the driver's side. Until 1967 the gasses were allowed to be vented directly into the atmosphere, but these unburned hydrocarbons were a significant contriputor to the car's emissions. This could be caused by valve stem seals, worn rings, a plugged PCV valve, not changing the oil for extended periods, too high of an oil level or transmission fluid being sucked into the intake manifold from a … When diagnosing the problem the first place to look at is the mixture of air and fuel flow into the cylinders. ok, just checking...like I said, I am new to 6.5's... OK...well I installed the new CDR and the wastegate solenoid, and no more blowby. The previous owner had the engine swapped (not sure why). Here is my blow-by video. There's a crankcase pressure test that will tell if something is out of whack. If the smoke is blue, it means it's burning oil. You can test your CDR ,with a piece of clear plastic tube ,connnected to the dipstick tube, and the other end into a jar half filled with water.At idle it should pull the water up the tube, and more so when you rev it.See Bill Heaths site for the details. Sounds like it needed a new CDR and now you have a normal amount of blow-by. As the title suggest, I have a 1.6 TDI Jetta. But if the smoke continues beyond the first few minutes, after the engine reaches operating temperature, there can be problems. The engine needs some major attention. A few wisps of smoke smelling of burning oil came out of the dipstick tube when I removed the stick. I would like to have a truck like that, just throw him a offer. Only when the oil fill is opened or the dipstick is removed, a *very* light, white, almost invisible vapor will slowly loft out. If this over-fueling operation is not operating properly, it can cause white smoke and damage to the engine. he just had the engine rebuilt at 380K with only 4k on the motor. Damn, mines smokes lightly from the dipstick with it in place. So I went down to NAPA and bought a new one ($90 ouch). Diesel engine smoke comes in three colors: white, black and blue. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. This is caused from blowby on the rings. Smoke is coming from the dipstick, 6.5L turbo diesel When the engine is running smoke comes from the dipstick it is a GM 6.5 turbo diesel engine, I don't know what it may be the cause of this, any help would be very helpful. We are the original owners too so I know its been taken care of. how many miles are on the engine? Some smoke/pressure at the oil filler is normal. He may call you in a month or two and say come get it. Smoke is coming from your crankcase when you pull out the dipstick! Glad you got it fixed. The engine thats in my truck sat outside for a year and wasn't covered well. one mechanic said there is an o-ring on the dipstick itself that is worn out … I hadn't even considered that. Black smoke is the most common smoke color coming from a diesel engine and most likely indicates something is wrong during the combustion of the diesel fuel. Oil coming out of dipstick - Duration: ... Ford Figo TDCi smoke from engine oil inlet and dipstick funnel. It has slight (+1/8") positive pressure at idle and near 1" vac at 1500 rpm. It reduces the car’s emission as it draws unburnt fuel back from the lower part of the engine … I ended up returning the new CDR and getting a refund. There is no physical oil comming out, just blue smoke. http://www.dieselplace.com/forum/showthread.php?t=207640, Duramax First Generation: 2001-2004 (LB7), Duramax Second Generation: 2004.5-2005 (LLY), VerticalScope Inc., 111 Peter Street, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. A car engine can smoke for several reasons. 6 6. I was just curious how worried I should be about this. Regular maintenance and hope for the best is all I can say. At idle, I noticed some smoke comming out of my oil dipstick tube. If this is the case then you have nothing to worry about. Is this normal or a sign of bad rings or internal engine problems? could be high blow by, where is it blowing out at? Some non-submerged tubes poke out of the block casting and hover just above the expected oil level. When I start seein' chunks of stuff comin' out that fill tube (or out the bottom), then I'll worry! Smoke coming out of dipstick from a Vauxhall Tigra - Duration: ... White smoke coming out of VW 1.6 TDi Rapid ... Ford Figo TDCi smoke from engine oil inlet and dipstick … the smoke coming out your dipstick is from oil vapor. Oil pushing out the dipstick tube. There is no physical oil comming out, just blue smoke. Friends this is my 28000 kms run Ford Figo TDCi(November 2012). Have been just driving it since. Also The truck has 115,000 miles and they want $5,700, does sound resonable? That's what I've been doing on mine the best that I can. Using Ford's crankcase pressure tester there are specific limits. Here is my blow-by video. At that price, I'd walk away from it. But by all means get a new PCV valve. Consistent smoke coming from the exhaust most likely indicates a deeper internal problem with the engine. JavaScript is disabled. Smoke (such as white smoke) coming out of the engine compartment or exhaust pipe is another symptom. You have to remove the oil cap for examining. Modern diesel engines are designed to deliberately over-fuel the engine (or just one cylinder) for brief periods to create heat to burn carbon off of the Diesel Particulate Filter or DPF. BLOWBY (or BLOWBY SMOKE) is the emission of crankcase pressure (and fumes/smoke) out the crankcase ventilation system, and generally regarded as a clear indication of an urgently needed, and expensive, engine rebuild. There was a white smoke coming out from engine oil gauge while the car was in ignition on and when we tried to give a little throttle in standstill position the smoke increased. the oil vapor causes the … 1997 silverado 2500,4x4,'f 'engine,3.73 rears,4l80e, 120.000miles, pinnacle 31/2-4.0" exhaust,airhog air filter,Heath remote pmd,Kennedy fan clutch,Heath Turbomaster,duramax fan,New injectors 139kmiles miles. when I changed the oil I used 5w-40 mobil 1 full synthetic. It's emitting smoke from engine oil inlet and from dipstick funnel. Unknown hours because the gauges do not work and probably have not worked in 30 years. the smoke coming out your dipstick is from oil vapor. 2010 2500 Deep Water Pearl Blue/tan two tone Mega cab 6.7L Laramie, ARP 625's, GDP Air Boss/ Blue S2 Intk. Was it comming around the dipstick, or was the dipstick pulled out? When I went to install it, it wouldn't roll all the way over. ... Smoke/fumes coming out of dipstick while engine is running. What is wrong with it. Ours has a little blow-by. 1:56. Oil coming out of the dipstick! Smoke from oil dipstick TDI 101. Stick the other end of the clear hose in the glass of water. As soon as I pulled it out, smoke started puffing out of the dipstick tube. Only has it at full temp. I look after it as best I can now and hope for the best. Has the car had the closed crankcase ventilation (CCV) system modified? Will give you some great pointers. White smoke coming out … A forum community dedicated to Chevrolet and GMC diesel truck owners and enthusiasts. Well, hopefully she keeps on working for you. WOW!, That begs the question...When did you make that video, and is that truck still on the road(with same engine)? I though of the possibility of a pooched CDR. We have a '95 with over 560 000km's with absolutely no blow-by and I've seen trucks with low miles that have some. I noticed a burning oil smell after a short (10 mile) drive, and checked the oil when I got home. Thanks for pointing out the mileage and drive ratios, gmctd. Modern diesel engines are designed to deliberately over-fuel the engine (or just one cylinder) for brief periods to create heat to burn carbon off of the Diesel Particulate Filter or DPF. I am thinking of buying a 1995 chevy i ton dump with the turbo 6.5. Most diesel engines, even the new ones, create some smoke (black or white or both) when they first start up. Come join the discussion about duramax engines, performance, builds, modifications, classifieds, troubleshooting, maintenance, and more! This is on a 7.3 IDI. If the smoke was comming from around the dipstick, with the dipstick in, run, run far away. At idle, I noticed some smoke comming out of my oil dipstick tube. Maybe not quite as much out the oil fill but close. 2) Cracked Cylinder Head Or is my worrying valid? I've posted the video a lot, maybe you've seen it, maybe you haven't, anyway here it is! Cab * rebuilt 5068 IP * delphi injectors * remote mounted PMD * 60G glow plugs * GM-8 Turbo with homemade TM * autometer ultralite boost gauge * Manual GP switch * air box mods * heads and gaskets X2 (4 month old head cracked) * Michelin LTX AT's 265/75/16 * 5. (Blowby) ... BABY J CLINT 118,254 views. As soon as I pulled it out, smoke started puffing out of the dipstick tube. Smoke is coming from the dipstick, 6.5L turbo diesel When the engine is running smoke comes from the dipstick it is a GM 6.5 turbo diesel engine, I don't know what it may be the cause of this, any help would be very helpful. Smoke/fumes coming out of dipstick while engine is running. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. the oil vapor causes the oil build-up. Is this normal or a sign of bad rings or internal engine problems? James 2000 F350 CCLB 4x4 auto, 250/200's from PIS, No Limit tunes, Isspro gauges, 4" exhaust and intake. Discussion Starter • #1 • Sep 12, 2007. Hours: about a trillion. The seller told me he used rotella 15w-40, but when I got the truck there was a jug of 20w-50 half used in the back seat. Doesn't sound good. {Heath Diesel].I cleaned mine by soaking in kerosene,and it works fine now. A forum community dedicated to Chevrolet and GMC diesel truck owners and enthusiasts. 1,182 Posts #21 • Jan 28, 2008. My 96 F350 cc 4wd 7.3 PSD Centaurus 2 has about 112000 miles on a new engine. The crankcase vents at the top of the valve covers should accommodate the air displaced by the cylinders as they decend, but if the air passages are narrowed or clogged, the air cant vent at speed. Today while tinkering around with my M1009, I pulled out the engine oil dipstick while the engine was idling. I noticed that there was smoke or oil burn off which looked like it was coming from the dipstick what causes this and is it bad? Pop the hood of your car and take out the dipstick. Unless it still looks like my video, I wouldn't be to worried. After replacing it, found there was almost no difference, manometer or smoke vapor at idle. ok...Thats EXACTLY whats going on with mine.....do you think the CDR will help? I assume 2000 RPM would be near 2". Loosen the oil cap slowly and then remove it completely. Today while tinkering around with my M1009, I pulled out the engine oil dipstick while the engine was idling. Black smoke is not oil burning though. Please include your vehicle details in your, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzPWccppeQ4, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkajP4CAvpk, Duramax First Generation: 2001-2004 (LB7), Duramax Second Generation: 2004.5-2005 (LLY), VerticalScope Inc., 111 Peter Street, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. Thanks. I assume it means that exhaust gasses are leaking into the crankcase somehow. Smoke coming out of the dipstick to a certain degree is OK, however if this is excessive, this is not good and should be looked at. 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