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Old 12-17-2018, 06:45 PM
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Been looking at maybe adding a turbo one day and in my searches/reading I found where one guy said it's easy to tell when a piston goes because it will blow out the dip stick and spray oil everywhere.

This did happen to me, but the car still runs great and shows no issues. I'm thinking I going to borrow a bore scope.
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Worn rings will do that too. Anything that spikes crankcase pressure will do as you describe.
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Originally Posted by G Atsma View Post
Worn rings will do that too. Anything that spikes crankcase pressure will do as you describe.
Well, it was a fresh build.... and had less than 500 miles too.

Think I might still take a look when I get a chance.
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Amazon had wifi/Bluetooth bore scopes for $20. Really nice for the money, much better than my harbor freight scope.
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Originally Posted by tug686spd View Post
Amazon had wifi/Bluetooth bore scopes for $20. Really nice for the money, much better than my harbor freight scope.
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If you don’t have enough crankcase evacuation vs the boost your running, that will happen. Or so I’m told. I have two 3/8” bent hoses on mine and haven’t been over 10psi yet and all is good with mine so far.
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Since it was a fresh build there is a possibility that the rings weren't fully seated at the time. Does or did your catch can fill with oil? If not I think your fine. Try a compression test first and if that doesn't show anything( which it should ) then do a leak down test. I will bet your fine. Lokar makes a nice locking dipstick.
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Ive broke 2 of my pistons at the very top, never blew dipstick, but I have crank case evac. One cylinder the last time was down 70 psi cranking compression. Still ran "ok", but was slightly down on power.
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Thanks....I'll be checking soon.
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