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Old 09-13-2006
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Smoke from dipstick hole?

got a 94 ranger 4x4 supercab with 163,000 miles on it.

noticed that my oil was 1/2 quart short on the dipstick the other day so i filled her up.

took it for drive today and when i removed the dipstick afterwards, there was smoke coming from the dipstick hole.

is this normal?

i am guessing this means it is burning?

radiator is full of fluid?

but reservoir is very low, could that do it?
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its normal for some smoke due to blow-by but too much could be a sign of a future problem
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I would worry if it continues. Keep an eye on it.
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mines never done that...mine just seems to not wanna go back in, I have a hard time getting it to go back into the hole...anyone else had this problem?
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i currently use 10w-40.....would switching to synthetic do anything or not?
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I'm runing 10W-30 brand I can't think of at the moment...its reg oil all I know

just saw your post... syn is iight I guess but I ran it and I dint notice much at all
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That's crankcase blowby. It's a sign of leaky rings. Buy a bottle of that Restore stuff it's really not that bad of a product and might help.
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5W30 is plenty good enough for your motor

you need to check your PCV valve and the hose that conects it to the intake manifold for dammage or leaks.
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Old 09-14-2006
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Buy a bottle of that Restore stuff it's really not that bad of a product and might help.
what is this stuff designed for?
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designed to reseal or reseat your rings so you dont have problems with oil burning.
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designed to reseal or reseat your rings so you dont have problems with oil burning.
neat, i hope it works as well as synthetic atf did last week when i noticed i got smoother shifting.
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a functioning PCV system also helps to seat the rings to the cylinder walls.
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Hey

if smoke is comeing out of the dipstick...take off your old cap and see how much smoke is coming out. if its pretty noticble you mite have one or more cracked rings on your pistons.
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sigh...
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doesnt do it anymore......thanks for a longgggggggggggggggg delay response....

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