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Smoking dipstick tube

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I drive a early 99, I just barely changed the oil yesterday, and decided to check it again today when I got off of work, when I pulled the dip stick tube it steamed a little bit, lasted a while too, any ideas what reason that's for?
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Diesels are high compression engines. You are going to get a moderate amount of blow by. This will exude from the dipstick tube or the oil fill tube when open. Otherwise, the fumes go through the doghouse into the intake tube before the turbo. Completely normal.

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Thank you didn't ever realize it before, guess I never pulled out the dipstick while it was hot
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