Thanks for the feedback. I have a feeling I'm due for a new oil separator entirely - I've gotten the Chewbacca sound on occasion... I won't be surprised if that whole thing is shot.
It is normal. The O-ring just sits on top of the opening in the oil pan. I went ahead and put some silicone all around the top of the o-ring to prevent any seepage but I think that was a bit unnecessary. I was just tired of all the oil leaks to the point where after I went in to fix everything, I never want to see an oil leak again. :idea:Dipstick bolt removed. During installation, I did not get the dipstick to go all the way in, I can still see the rubber grommet after I tried so hard to push it in. Can somone tell me if this is normal? :facepalm:
So I guess I will have to check for leaks .It is normal. The O-ring just sits on top of the opening in the oil pan. I went ahead and put some silicone all around the top of the o-ring to prevent any seepage but I think that was a bit unnecessary. I was just tired of all the oil leaks to the point where after I went in to fix everything, I never want to see an oil leak again. :idea:
I see alot of flaws alreadyThe very reason why I siliconed it!
When you begin poking more around in the engine compartment you will see more design flaws. :shhh:
When you remove the dipstick the grommet usually stays in the engine. You have to remove it before installing the new one.I see alot of flaws already
When I removed the dipstick I did not see a grommet, I dont now if I dropped it or what. But I end up going to the dealership to pay $5 for a grommet. I should have just go to a hardware store w/ my dipstick and find any rubber grommet for it. It would have just cost me a few cents. :tsk:
I looked everywhere for it and couldnt find it. I hope I didnt drop it in the engine :facepalm: I even dipped my finger in there trying to look for itWhen you remove the dipstick the grommet usually stays in the engine. You have to remove it before installing the new one.
The dipstick is not leaking actually. I removed my driver's side front wheel this weekend and I could see clearly where the dipstick is sitting. I Put my finger there and did not see anything.RockerGuy, In the various oil separator/CVV threads that I've read, most people have a hard time reinstalling the dipstick tube and O-ring. If you are completely sure that the old O-ring is out of its seat in the oil pan, you might try one of these methods for getting it back together correctly:
• "Insert the oil dipstick O-ring onto the base of the guide tube before installation. Before fully inserting the guide tube to the engine port, tuck in the O-ring into its chamber and then fully seat the guide tube." (This method seems more likely to work best.)
• You could also try putting the O-ring into its spot in the oil pan first, then pushing the well-lubed dipstick tube in last.
Also, I am curious as to which of your hoses broke in the first place. Was it the same one I described in the beginning of this thread (ie, the one from the oil separator to the dipstick tube), or was it a different one for you?
Thanks for the reply.Excuse my late replies...
RockerGuy, you've probably already resolved this, but if it were me, I would do as your gut feeling told you to do: remove the plug as you mentioned and hook up all your hoses to the CVV as normal. All the realoem diagrams show all hoses connected (unless you're talking about a hose that is not on realoem).
daonlydann, replacing hose #4 is extremely easy, so you have nothing to lose by trying that simple replacement first. I wouldn't take out the oil dip stick tube though (I never did), so that you can avoid the grommet problems that people have when they remove it.