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|so, the other day i went to check my oil level and when i did the oil was about halfway up the dipstick, solid oil, so i then proceeded to use my handy dandy flashlight to check the trans, under the engine, both sides of the engine, in front of the engine, basically everywhere and no signs of oil leakage. granted, i checked it after i just turned it off so when i got to my destination i waited about 6 hours and the oil was low, so added more. i turned on the engine to let the oil circulate, then decided to remove the oil fill plug and felt puffs of air coming from the oil fill plug on the top of my engine. i researched it, because i read somewhere that that was a sure fire sign of blown head gasket. :) also read that a little "blow by" was normal, but excessive could be signs of piston ring wear/failure. how much would be "excessive", and how much is normal? she idles fine, a bit under 1000rpms. i would say 750-800. also, noticed bottom of oil fill plug was wet from oil. not dripping, but wet. any and all help is much appreciated, thanks.
Last edited on Sat Jun 30th, 2018 03:11 am by VelociRanger
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2008 Ranger 2.3 5 speed, basically stock
1984 Ranger, currently in 587 pieces