Here is some of the possible issues, 1. If it has become blocked with crud, air pressure may build up on the sump and blow the cover, and oil, out … All sounded spot on to me. The bloke then said, "nope sorry, don't want it, too much pressure there." blowing oil out dipstick. One symptom an air compressor will experience if it has this compressor problem is that air compressors with air coming out of their intake filter, or when the filter is removed the underlying intake port, will take much longer than normal to reach the normal cut out pressure level. Joined Sep 23, 2015 Threads 1 Messages 1. If the amount of air coming out of the oil fill dipstick vent is noticeable, that indicates a problem. I connected a leakdown tester to the spark plug hole and turned engine to TDC. I pressurized to 20 PSI and I could hear and feel air coming out the dipstick tube. I bet if you take and crack open the oil fill cap it would make a mess blowing oil all over too. I have a 2001 Clio 1.2 8v D7F746, and oil and air coming from oil filler cap and the dipstick cap. If the amount of oil coming out of the tank drain is excessive, that indicates a problem. Afaik this engine doesn't have a pcv valve, so the crankcase breather can't be the problem. That kind of pressure would be blowing valve cover gaskets, oil pan gaskets, and various seals out all the time. Then his expert friend removed the oil filer cap. But it's normal for air to come out while running. Is air coming out of the oil fill tube on your air compressor? I took the oil filler cap off and had a lot of positive pressure mixed with oil mist come out of the dipstick tube. Worn rings on one or more cylinders. Air pressure under oil filler cap.. Just had a guy come and look at my mondeo estate. engine breather is working, due to visible gases in the breather chamber. Reply to original poster or commenter. 2. Now all engines have some degree of blow by. All was going well untill i started the engine. Once the engine is started you don't want any way for extra air to enter the crankcase. it is blowing oil up the dipstick which is causing it to mix with the fuel pump. Thread starter apw; Start date Sep 23, 2015; A. apw Forum Newbie. If you have excessive air forcefully coming out you dip stick, it's "blow by." No smoke etc. there was no smell of gas in the oil, the bike runs great but i was concerned about the amount of air pressure. Almost all 4 stroke mower engines have a crankcase breather. Sep 23, 2015 #1 i have an 18.5hp . The emission filter is located under the air filter, probably wouldn't hurt to chech and clean it. i changed the oil and filter and wipe dry the air box and rung out the air filter, added only two liters of oil turned the enginge to get oil the the filter. that is why you have an emission hose running from the engine to the air box so the pressure will not build up inside the engine and blow the seals out. 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