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    hi,

    i have been told that i have munted the rings in my 4age, this was concluded after having a pressure build up in my sump, causing oil to be push out through the top of the dipstick.

    now my question is this,

    as a temporary fix can i put in a catch can style setup with one hose coming off the cam cover, and one hose coming off the dipstick tube?

    i think this should help, but i have been totally way off before.

    and if i can do it, what do i then do with the hole in the manifold from where the hose off the cam cover goes to?

    thanks

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    run the line from the rocker cover to a breather tank with a filter on the breather tank..
    it seems like a few guys have this problem.. chuck a small spring on the dip stick .. and yeah yur rings are prolly on the way out.. if in doubt get a leak down test done

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    You should not need to put any hose on the dipstick tube. Why is your crankcase pressurised in the first place?

    Most engines have a breather hole on the camcovers, sometimes 2. Unless you know the stock PCV system is working, you have this vented to outside via a catch can. Check its not blocked.

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    so, from the cam cover to catch can, and then where the hose from the cam cover used to join the manifold to the catch can also?

    i dont actually know what im doing, hence why im asking

    the reason i was thinking a hose off the dipstick tube is because at the moment there is oil being sprayed everywhere from out of the dipstick tube past the dipstick, and apparently thats due to the rings being stuffed and sending pressure into the sump, and theres only one way for it to go from there, and thats by pushing the dipstick up and venting itself all over everything under the bonnet.

    if that makes any sense, otherwise, feel free to correct me where im wrong

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by land yacht View Post
    so, from the cam cover to catch can, and then where the hose from the cam cover used to join the manifold to the catch can also?
    That's the only legal way of doing it, but most just have it vent to the atmosphere.

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    yeh im not too fussed about legalities, but it does sound like its going to be the easiest way

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