is it normal that sucks air in the rod measure oil


Asked by Feb 21, 2016 at 12:06 AM about the 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr ST Standard Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

is it normal that escapes air from the rod measure the oil

2 Answers


check your positive crankcase ventilation elbow...should rattle when you shake it..if not the crankcase will NOT vent properly~!


There should only be a slight vacuum, barely noticeable, if it is pulling a fair amount then check the crankcase breather, it maybe totally plugged. At least you know that the PCV valve is flowing.

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