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post #1 of 16 Old 11-05-2018, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
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oil plug/dipstick popped out

so the oil plug/dipstick popped off while riding yesterday..i noticed smoke coming from my engine area but couldnt tell if it was from oil splashing out and touching the hot engine making the smoke or if I did some major damage. I know some people had issues with the dipstick popping off in the past..the smoking stopped and soon as i got it home and shut it off..i went back out a couple hours later and it fired right up with no check engine light..is there a way to tell if i did any major damage??
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How much oil did you loose? If you lost something like a 1/2 quart or less , I doubt it damaged anything.

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hard to tell how much i lost since the dipstick is missing..Im hoping to order a new plug/dipstick and check it then
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Check the crank case vent tube that goes up to the air filter box.

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what should i be looking for exactly??
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If that vent is blocked, it could have pressurized your crankcase and blown out your deep stick
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That is an issue I've never heard of.
Sounds like it'd be a good idea to zip tie that sucker to something so you don't loose it again.



Any chance that it was never installed after an oil change?
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post #8 of 16 Old 11-06-2018, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
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i definitely re-installed it after an oil change..i think it just rattled loose after some bouncy riding..i noticed this issue was brought up on grizzley central a couple times.
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.i noticed this issue was brought up on grizzley central a couple times.
Yup, one of our member fried the engine on his brand new 2018 grizzly because of his dip stick popped out! Dirty water got into his crankcase.

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I'll keep an eye on mine!
A dipstick should never pop out under any riding circumstance.
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