1,182 Posts #21 • Jan 28, 2008. Is this normal or a sign of bad rings or internal engine problems? 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? 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. Some smoke/pressure at the oil filler is normal. In these situations, you will typically see this white smoke come out on cooler days. I am thinking of buying a 1995 chevy i ton dump with the turbo 6.5. I wonder how the rest of the rig was maintained??? Being relatively new to owning a diesel I have a few questions! the smoke coming out your dipstick is from oil vapor. When I went to install it, it wouldn't roll all the way over. 1,182 Posts #21 • Jan 28, 2008. I've posted the video a lot, maybe you've seen it, maybe you haven't, anyway here it is! Here is my blow-by video. If the smoke is blue, it means it's burning oil. Oil pushing out the dipstick tube. I guess the CDR was bad... Another success story from the Dieselplace! Damn, mines smokes lightly from the dipstick with it in place. Even after regular use and storage mine does smoke out the fill cap when off and the dipstick. Has done that for a couple. 2) Cracked Cylinder Head how many miles are on the engine? Hours: about a trillion. 1995 K1500 6.5l TD AT 4X4 "F code" Ext. I assume it means that exhaust gasses are leaking into the crankcase somehow. I assume it means that exhaust gasses are leaking into the crankcase somehow. Using Ford's crankcase pressure tester there are specific limits. 3 cyc Perkins diesel engine. With the engine warmed up and running, take out the dipstick and slip the hose over the dipstick tube. 1995 K1500 6.5l TD AT 4X4 "F code" Ext. Come join the discussion about duramax engines, performance, builds, modifications, classifieds, troubleshooting, maintenance, and more! This is on a 7.3 IDI. My 96 F350 cc 4wd 7.3 PSD Centaurus 2 has about 112000 miles on a new engine. I was just curious how worried I should be about this. My first thought is that is was not well maintained. Maybe not quite as much out the oil fill but close. Smoke from oil dipstick TDI 101. the smoke coming out your dipstick is from oil vapor. I do my best. Ours has a little blow-by. Was it comming around the dipstick, or was the dipstick pulled out? Is this a normal thing for the specific engine I have? A forum community dedicated to Chevrolet and GMC diesel truck owners and enthusiasts. Its excess fuel burning thats making the smoke. ok...Thats EXACTLY whats going on with mine.....do you think the CDR will help? {Heath Diesel].I cleaned mine by soaking in kerosene,and it works fine now. Most diesel engines, even the new ones, create some smoke (black or white or both) when they first start up. Well, hopefully she keeps on working for you. Hey guys, I’ve got smoke coming out of my oil dipstick tube. 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. Doesn't sound good. Today while tinkering around with my M1009, I pulled out the engine oil dipstick while the engine was idling. While changing it out, I used KnKreb's manometer (u-tube w/ water) to test the vac. 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. This article will help diagnose the underlying causes of diesel engine smoke. I ended up returning the new CDR and getting a refund. man./ billet Mega Grid heater, FASS 150 w. Unknown hours because the gauges do not work and probably have not worked in 30 years. Come join the discussion about duramax engines, performance, builds, modifications, classifieds, troubleshooting, maintenance, and more! Here is my blow-by video. Here is my blow-by video. It has slight (+1/8") positive pressure at idle and near 1" vac at 1500 rpm. In which case it has gone too far. 6 6. I though of the possibility of a pooched CDR. 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. 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. Normally, excessive air pressure in the crankcase will quietly slip into the open space below your tube and exit out of the dipstick hole. 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. 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. 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. I hadn't even considered that. Sounds like it needed a new CDR and now you have a normal amount of blow-by. Look up the diagnostic list on the site here. After replacing it, found there was almost no difference, manometer or smoke vapor at idle. When I start seein' chunks of stuff comin' out that fill tube (or out the bottom), then I'll worry! Pop the hood of your car and take out the dipstick. 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, Latest accquisition(1/18/08)...'94 Chevy crew cab dually 4X4 6.5TD "F"/4L80E, 4.10 gears, Snorklectomy, Vac pumpectomy, Warpspeed crossover, 3" downpipe, 3" straight pipe exhaust dumped ahead of rear wheels, Homemade TM, Faze boost gage, New 34583 FSD on huge heat sink in nostrils, Racor R20S(2 micron)fuel/water separator before lift pump, 2x0 battery cables/grounds, Pass side battery relocated to driver side .......more to come. Have been just driving it since. 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. If there is smoke coming from the exhaust it could indicate a more serious problem with the engine. 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? could be high blow by, where is it blowing out at? Thought of tryin' a new one to see but I don't think it's gonna help me much. (Blowby) ... BABY J CLINT 118,254 views. 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. There is no physical oil comming out, just blue smoke. 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. When diagnosing the problem the first place to look at is the mixture of air and fuel flow into the cylinders. 1998 GMC 3500 Crew Cab 6.5 TD "F" engine ~151,000 miles. Or is my worrying valid? the oil vapor causes the oil build-up. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. 2010 2500 Deep Water Pearl Blue/tan two tone Mega cab 6.7L Laramie, ARP 625's, GDP Air Boss/ Blue S2 Intk. WOW!, That begs the question...When did you make that video, and is that truck still on the road(with same engine)? For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. I would like to have a truck like that, just throw him a offer. Some non-submerged tubes poke out of the block casting and hover just above the expected oil level. Makes me think it's blow-by and not a normal thing. It's emitting smoke from engine oil inlet and from dipstick funnel. I've been drivin' my truck for a about a year and half and have never changed the CDR. If the smoke was comming from around the dipstick, with the dipstick in, run, run far away. Smoke (such as white smoke) coming out of the engine compartment or exhaust pipe is another symptom. 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. 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. Thanks for pointing out the mileage and drive ratios, gmctd. Only has it at full temp. Friends this is my 28000 kms run Ford Figo TDCi(November 2012). If the engine isn’t making “death rattle” noises that is. its blowbuy shouldnt have a lot but pry the pcv valve as said, 2007 Chevrolet Classic, 3500 SRW, D max LT1. The engine needs some major attention. There's a crankcase pressure test that will tell if something is out of whack. Black smoke is not oil burning though. A forum community dedicated to Chevrolet and GMC diesel truck owners and enthusiasts. Will give you some great pointers. The previous owner had the engine swapped (not sure why). there is a blow-by tube going into your intake on the driver's side. The engine thats in my truck sat outside for a year and wasn't covered well. It reduces the car’s emission as it draws unburnt fuel back from the lower part of the engine … White smoke coming out … Regular maintenance and hope for the best is all I can say. You have to remove the oil cap for examining. Oil coming out of the dipstick! We are the original owners too so I know its been taken care of. This is on a 7.3 IDI. He may call you in a month or two and say come get it. Smoke/fumes coming out of dipstick while engine is running. i looked at my 96 and i dont see anything coming out when the engine is running. At idle, I noticed some smoke comming out of my oil dipstick tube. Loosen the oil cap slowly and then remove it completely. Then after about 30 seconds to a minute, the white smoke should clear up. That would not be abnormal for a well worn, tired old high mileage engine. Teroma, mine is quite similar to yours. 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. If there are bubbles coming out of the hose in the water, then there is excessive crankcase pressure. ... Get it check asap as 47k is very low milage for Diesel engine to worn out. 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 … Also The truck has 115,000 miles and they want $5,700, does sound resonable? 1 Posts . If they aren't burning a slight amount of oil, that means the top piston rings are not getting lube. So I went down to NAPA and bought a new one ($90 ouch). 1996 Mercury Mystique 2.0L automatic, 62000 miles. Back pressure can cause oil to push up the neck of the dipstick. Stick the other end of the clear hose in the glass of water. Consistent smoke coming from the exhaust most likely indicates a deeper internal problem with the engine. 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 … 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. As soon as I pulled it out, smoke started puffing out of the dipstick tube. The smoke should only be coming out in small amounts after you start your engine. Unless it still looks like my video, I wouldn't be to worried. :shrug03: The hoe looks like it has been used and abused. hydrostatic drive with L-N-H and 1-N-2 levers. As the title suggest, I have a 1.6 TDI Jetta. at the top of the dip stick, or at the bottom where it mounts at the block? 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. 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. If this over-fueling operation is not operating properly, it can cause white smoke and damage to the engine. What is wrong with it. If this is the case then you have nothing to worry about. How is yours doing? I look after it as best I can now and hope for the best. Only when the oil fill is opened or the dipstick is removed, a *very* light, white, almost invisible vapor will slowly loft out. 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. 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. James 2000 F350 CCLB 4x4 auto, 250/200's from PIS, No Limit tunes, Isspro gauges, 4" exhaust and intake. Smoke is coming from your crankcase when you pull out the dipstick! Makes me think it's blow-by and not a normal thing. 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. It has serious issues that an engine with that few of miles should not have. Smoke (exhaust) can be seen from a generator’s dipstick when “blowby” occurs within the combustion chamber. I noticed a burning oil smell after a short (10 mile) drive, and checked the oil when I got home. Oil coming out of dipstick - Duration: ... Ford Figo TDCi smoke from engine oil inlet and dipstick funnel. JavaScript is disabled. Diesel engine smoke comes in three colors: white, black and blue. That smoke coming out of the dipstick is blowby from poor sealing rings. As a long distance guess, I’d go for head gasket failure. 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. At that price, I'd walk away from it. ... Smoke/fumes coming out of dipstick while engine is running. Place it on the rag or old towel to … It is evident as pressure coming out the crankcase ventilation tube, valve cover breather or dipstick tube. Your rough running may be unrelated to the smoke. Yeah who knows what kind of life my engine had before I got it? If there is only a small amount of fume blowing out of the motor, you have nothing to worry about. 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. Then again, it might be caused by the same thing that's causing the smoke. But if the smoke continues beyond the first few minutes, after the engine reaches operating temperature, there can be problems. All engines burn oil to some extent, they have to. Excessive pressure or leakage passed the rings. my buddies 91 has smoke or steam coming out of his dipstick. This is my first post so please bear with me. 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. That's what I've been doing on mine the best that I can. There is no physical oil comming out, just blue smoke. Today while tinkering around with my M1009, I pulled out the engine oil dipstick while the engine was idling. the oil vapor causes the … one mechanic said there is an o-ring on the dipstick itself that is worn out … ... A forum community dedicated to Diesel engine owners and enthusiasts. But by all means get a new PCV valve. A few wisps of smoke smelling of burning oil came out of the dipstick tube when I removed the stick. JavaScript is disabled. Thanks. 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. 1:56. he just had the engine rebuilt at 380K with only 4k on the motor. I assume 2000 RPM would be near 2". 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. Important note for modern diesel engines. 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. 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. Discussion Starter • #1 • Sep 12, 2007. 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. Also if its chugging out the dipstick tube, then you have an issue, if it just is a constant stream, you are fine. As soon as I pulled it out, smoke started puffing out of the dipstick tube. A car engine can smoke for several reasons. At idle, I noticed some smoke comming out of my oil dipstick tube. when I changed the oil I used 5w-40 mobil 1 full synthetic. Start the engine and let the car to idle for some time. Is this normal or a sign of bad rings or internal engine problems? If all that smoke was from oil burning wed have no oil left after 1 run with it mashed. or should I not even bother? 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