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Old 22 Nov 2011, 06:46 pm
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Default just bought my first car -dip stick issue?

I finished cleaning my car inside and outside but after i clean the dip stick it gets oily straight away. Is there something i can use ,like a spray on or coating that will stop that happening as the rest of the motor is clean enough to eat off.















The transmission dip stick doesn't get oily, it stays dry , why is it happening only to the other dip stick?
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Old 22 Nov 2011, 07:46 pm
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er, the dipstick is dipped in oil
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Old 22 Nov 2011, 08:32 pm
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If you're trolling:































You forgot to clean the oil out of the crank case. Empty the oil out of the car, run the engine till it seizes irrepairably, then the dip stick won't get oily any more.































If you're serious:































The dip stick is used to measure the level of engine oil. If the bottom inch or two are oily, that means you've got sufficient oil in the car to keep your engine running smoothly. If it stays clean, you've lost oil, and need to add more after fixing the leak.
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Old 22 Nov 2011, 09:16 pm
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The dip stick is supposed to have oil on it up to the 'full' mark on it. That shows the engine has oil in the sump. If the transmission dip-stick is dry, that means it needs oil in it. You need to take it to a mechanic to check, as it needs a special oil, depending on the car and model. If the transmission gets too dry, it will eventually seize up.
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Old 22 Nov 2011, 09:31 pm
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condensation , you cant stop it,
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Old 22 Nov 2011, 09:46 pm
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If you're talking about oil residue on the top of the dipstick or handle, I suspect that the PVC valve or hoses.. .Positive Crankcase Ventilation... are clogged and causing excessive pressure in the crankcase which forces oil fumes and particles up the dipstick tube and out onto the dipstick handle. The PCV system draws excessive pressure and fumes from the crankcase and introduces them back into the intake manifold to be burned in the combustion chamber. Some oil dipsticks have O-ring seals near the top...yours may be missing or not sealing if there is supposed to be one. Check the PCV valve or replace it with the correct one to prevent excessive pressure in the crankcase and check the PCV hoses for clogging too. An older car may simply have too much crankcase pressure from extra blowby from worn piston rings.































As other people said, the engine oil dipstick is suppose to have oil on the bottom end...that is where you read the engine oil level. If the trans dipstick does not have fluid on the lower end, you may be low on trans fluid.
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Old 22 Nov 2011, 10:01 pm
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hey, the transmission dip stick need to get oily too. careful with your gearbos oil level.
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