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dipstick poping out

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Crazypete00, Dec 2, 2012.

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    Hi, noticed recently that my dip stick has been poping out about 2cm. just wondering what might be causing this.

    could it be blocked breathers? a few weeks ago i fitted a catch can and have noticed yellow sludge inside the pipes etc.
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    Sounds like a blockage causing too much back pressure.
    Check for any kinks in the catch can pipe work.
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    Yeah or worst case, worn rings.
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    ok will have a look today. hope it isnt worn rings. do you know a rough cost for the rings? might be removing the head soon to fit new turbo mani and dp
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    worn/broken dipstick tube also
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    are you still vac'ing the catch can or is it open vented?
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    Another thing I did recently was to replace the dip stick, the old one was smashed to pieces and it all ended up in my sump, I removed the dip stick tube didn't notice any damage on that but it could be worn.

    My catch can vents to atmosphere.

    I had a quick look ealier, there was a slight kink in the outlet on my catch can, since straighting it out, it seems my dip stick isn't popping out anymore but I haven't really driven it hard under boost.

    Bill I need to get in touch with u soon so will drop u a pm if u don't mind.
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