08-23-2010, 10:24 PM
i've been having an ongoing problem, thought i had it taken care of but i was wrong. sometimes when i run my engine, (13hp yanmar), it dumps all its oil into the bilge. it happened twice and i thought i had the problem figured out, the dipstick. i figured the dipstick wasn't in tight and that the oil then blew out the hole. i'm not so sure anymore. it happened yesterday and when i jumped down there because of the low oil pressure alarm the dipstick was tight. there are several plastic tubes that come off the engine and i figure these are vents, and now i think the oil may be shooting out of these. does this sound reasonable? and what kind of problem is this indicative of? thanks.