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      02-03-2014, 07:36 PM   #23
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When I got home from work just now I left the car running and pulled the dipstick out. I could see crankcase fumes coming from the dipstick hole, so measuring pressure there seems like it might be a good place to start.

Wonder how much crankcase pressure/gasses one could vent out the dipstick tube?
If you put your finger over the dip stick tube, is there any feeling of pressure? I suppose i could do it myself on my unit.

FWIW, when i disassembled my intake box last weekend, I stuck my finger down into the 3" elbow into the outlet of the 4" long ribbed section. I barely found any oil residue in there. My finger wasn't wet but there was a smudge of black on my finger. Others have described a much messier condition at the top of this 4" long hose. I wonder if this is the variable we have been seeing where some guys can run 80 or 90 kmiles and okay. Other guys run 50k and bam, CBU!
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My car had a pool of oil both on the lip of the first turbo and at the EGR valve. This is why this was such a must for me.
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If you put your finger over the dip stick tube, is there any feeling of pressure? I suppose i could do it myself on my unit.
HA! I did put my finger on it :-) At idle I couldn't notice any pressure. But my finger tip isn't highly calibrated ...
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Any plans regarding selling a kit?
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Any plans regarding selling a kit?
Whos this for? Pretty much just gotta buy the bms can and some tubing. There you can decide how you want to route it and buy 2 fittings. Easy as can be.
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You can buy manometer to measure the vacuum or you can build one for few dollars
http://www.leapsecond.com/pages/manometer/
http://www.ehow.com/how_10020653_mak...ter-gauge.html
montr, this was a great suggestion. Thanks. See here and following few posts for data and results.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...&postcount=319
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