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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:24 pm 
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Car Model: Saab 9-5 2.3t estate 9-3 Aero
I've had the old girl at several garages, and today after a deep engine steam followed by a 15 mile drive, and back to the garage for inspection.
Oh, and what an inspection. We couldn't believe the amount of oil thrown out from that 15 mile drive.
We had her on the lift and oil everywhere. You wouldn't have thought she'd been cleaned at all.

As I asked in a previous post on here where most of the lads thought it would be the oil pressure sender switch, as oil was dripping onto the exhaust.
Well, after the best part of 30 minutes hunting around with the engine running on the lift the mechanic noticed that the oil dipstick holder wasn't seated properly, as the shoulder on the dipstick tube was about 1cm above being properly seated.

He thinks, is pretty sure, the leak is coming from there.
Just ordered an o-ring via Neo's from Sweden and it will be with me tomorrow.
Let's hope that is the issue, three Hail Marys and one Our Father, as everyone who has eyeballed the issue couldn't source the leak.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:10 pm 
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If my memory serves the dipstick tube should be fixed to a bracket by 2 bolts. It would be possible to get one bolt in but out of position and this probably would lead to a poor seal and oil escaping.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:09 pm 
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9000Parts wrote:
If my memory serves the dipstick tube should be fixed to a bracket by 2 bolts. It would be possible to get one bolt in but out of position and this probably would lead to a poor seal and oil escaping.



Question, should the shoulder near the bottom of the dipstick tube, that's the shoulder above the o-ring seating position, be mated or sitting on the actual location where the o-ring passes through.
As mines is some 1.5 cm higher. ie the shoulder on mines is not sitting on the sump/engine block.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:09 pm 
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Also you would be over filling the oil - probably compounding the problem.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:52 pm 
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sabb9523 wrote:
9000Parts wrote:
If my memory serves the dipstick tube should be fixed to a bracket by 2 bolts. It would be possible to get one bolt in but out of position and this probably would lead to a poor seal and oil escaping.



Question, should the shoulder near the bottom of the dipstick tube, that's the shoulder above the o-ring seating position, be mated or sitting on the actual location where the o-ring passes through.
As mines is some 1.5 cm higher. ie the shoulder on mines is not sitting on the sump/engine block.


The shoulder should seat snuggly into the back of the sump. If you can see the shoulder/O ring its fitted wrong.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:05 pm 
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9000Parts wrote:
sabb9523 wrote:
9000Parts wrote:
If my memory serves the dipstick tube should be fixed to a bracket by 2 bolts. It would be possible to get one bolt in but out of position and this probably would lead to a poor seal and oil escaping.



Question, should the shoulder near the bottom of the dipstick tube, that's the shoulder above the o-ring seating position, be mated or sitting on the actual location where the o-ring passes through.
As mines is some 1.5 cm higher. ie the shoulder on mines is not sitting on the sump/engine block.


The shoulder should seat snuggly into the back of the sump. If you can see the shoulder/O ring its fitted wrong.


I can see the shoulder for sure, it's well up
Therefore when filling with oil there's far too much in as the dipstick is sitting far to high and giving a false reading which is probably why I'm getting smoke out the back under hard acceleration...burning a shed load of oil.
I just hope when we remove the tube and put in a new seal and resit properly, that , that is, and has been the leak source.


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