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Old 06-09-2012, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by johnstern View Post
I would get under the car
Good point that we'd have to test from 'under' the vehicle.

I just came back from testing 'above' the vehicle to report that the suction tests revealed a surprisingly strong suction at the oil filler opening and a surprisingly weak suction at the dipstick opening ...

Yet I also hear a disconcerting gurgling slurpee sound when I put my ear within a few inches of the dipstick guide tube opening at top with the dipstick removed.

Should this low volume (but noticeable when my ear is near the dipstick opening) gurgling slurpee sound diagnostically mean anything to me (i.e., does it mean a bad CCV)?
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