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Small hole on the oil dipstick tube

So i have an 06 wk and i noticed that it burns oil pretty fast, maybe a quart in about a month and a half, but i just noticed yesterday that there is a hole about a centimeter wide on the oil dipstick tube near the opening, could this be the reason why it's burning oil? Also would it be better to change the tube rather than patching it with bondo or something?

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Re: Small hole on the oil dipstick tube

Prob need to post in the WK forum?

If it were me, I'd replace the tube rather than try to patch it with something that could potentially get into the oil / contaminate it.
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Re: Small hole on the oil dipstick tube

I would get a new dipstick also. Even if that doesn't turn out to be the source of the leak, it will help eliminate some gunk getting into your dipstick through that hole and ending up in the oil pan. I've had dipsticks stick up several inches out of the tube for no telling how long. Oil didn't blow out of the open dipstick then so I would be surprised if it's blowing out that hole.

Lay some cardboard on the ground under the engine while engine is still warm. Watch for oil leaks and where on the cardboard. If you are leaking a quart of oil per month there is going to be oil everywhere. If it's clean under there it's not leaking a quart a month. If no leaks it could very well be burning that much oil. Are you seeing exhaust smoke? If it's puffing out smoke as you let off the gas, it indicates valve stem seals (which is cheaper than a re-ring job). Provided of course that these modern cars even have valve stem seals or valves for that matter. lol

Don't use bondo, use jb weld.
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Re: Small hole on the oil dipstick tube

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I would get a new dipstick also. Even if that doesn't turn out to be the source of the leak, it will help eliminate some gunk getting into your dipstick through that hole and ending up in the oil pan. I've had dipsticks stick up several inches out of the tube for no telling how long. Oil didn't blow out of the open dipstick then so I would be surprised if it's blowing out that hole.

Lay some cardboard on the ground under the engine while engine is still warm. Watch for oil leaks and where on the cardboard. If you are leaking a quart of oil per month there is going to be oil everywhere. If it's clean under there it's not leaking a quart a month. If no leaks it could very well be burning that much oil. Are you seeing exhaust smoke? If it's puffing out smoke as you let off the gas, it indicates valve stem seals (which is cheaper than a re-ring job). Provided of course that these modern cars even have valve stem seals or valves for that matter. lol

Don't use bondo, use jb weld.
There's no oil dripping from the bottom so i figured it must be burning it, and yes i do get some white smoke on start up. As well as when im idled or reversing on some occasions, it's never a lot of smoke, just for a few seconds
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Re: Small hole on the oil dipstick tube

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Prob need to post in the WK forum?

If it were me, I'd replace the tube rather than try to patch it with something that could potentially get into the oil / contaminate it.
New to this site so I didn't know how to post to the wk forum 😂
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