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RLS7201

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Posted: 07/11/22 05:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Chanced are the crank shaft will beat up the plastic cap, The oil pump will pick it up, grind it up some more and feed it to the oil filter, for the end of its trip. It will never get into the lubrication passages.

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The oil is filled from the top of the engine thru the valve cover. For a MH, there will be a long extension tube attached to where the same engine is in a regular pickup truck where you open the hood and there it is..

So, the cap will just be stuck in a spot that won't really let you add any additional oil... It's not going to get stuck in the pan, or even the top of the head...

There would have to be a way to pull the 'tube' off and then clear it out.

It also ain't gonna get into the oil pan... The dip stick goes to the oil pan, but not the oil fill tube... gee wizz..

Anyway, decide if you are going to do it yourself, or take it in to a shop... You can run the engine!! It's just going to have the oil in the pan it already has... You just won't be able to fill it very well until you get rid of the blockage.. [emoticon]

Good luck! Mitch


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Well,gee...wiz, Mitch.

I stand corrected....

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It all depends if it is the transmission or the engine oil filler tubes.

If it is the transmission filler tube, take the oil pan off that will drain the oil, it will be messy and if the cap is not with tne oil, tnen take the dip sgick and push the cap down, the dip stick extens below the rim of the transmission,

If it is the engine oil filler neck tube, with a good flash light try see if you can locate it and get it out.

It Will not go down to the oil pan DO NOT RUN THE ENGINE the cap will stay on the valve gallery and can really do a lot of damage.

Should the cap brake into small pieces by running the engine, severe damage will be done to many components by the plastic debry pluging oil pasages and oil galleries , if the cap can not be retrieved, then the valve cover needs to be removed there is no other way.

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navegator wrote:

It all depends if it is the transmission or the engine oil filler tubes.

If it is the transmission filler tube, take the oil pan off that will drain the oil, it will be messy and if the cap is not with tne oil, tnen take the dip sgick and push the cap down, the dip stick extens below the rim of the transmission,

If it is the engine oil filler neck tube, with a good flash light try see if you can locate it and get it out.

It Will not go down to the oil pan DO NOT RUN THE ENGINE the cap will stay on the valve gallery and can really do a lot of damage.

Should the cap brake into small pieces by running the engine, severe damage will be done to many components by the plastic debry pluging oil pasages and oil galleries , if the cap can not be retrieved, then the valve cover needs to be removed there is no other way.

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How would that debris get past the oil filter to get into the oil passages and galleries?
Obviously you have no concept how the engine oiling system works.

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Mr: RLS7201

I started working with Diesel and gasoline engines at the age of 12 on my uncles farm, I owned a marine repair in the late 70's then an auto repair shop and have worked for Volvo, Saab, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Volkswagen, Audy and Porche and in San Diego I repaired police, fire, emergency and general heavy duty machinery, excavators, backhoes, rollers, etc.

I graduated as a Volvo master mechanic from the Volvo technical school in Gothenburg, the last engine that I helped repair was 2 years ago, today I am
75 years old.


You would bee surprised at what I have seen stuck in oil galeries in engines and the damage done by things droped in oil filler orifises, specially in marine engines.

Thank you for letting me know that I have no idea how engines work!!

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If you haven't torn out the oil filler tube yet, try hooking it up to a shop vac seal it with duct tape and see if you can suck it out.


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