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Sunday afternoon I decided to check my air filter cause it had been about 60 hrs sense I had serviced the ranger. When I did i noticed that my air filter had a little touch of oil on it. Didn't give it much thought and cleaned it up and stuck it back in. After a few hours curiosity got to me so I decided to go take another look. Took the hose off from the air box to the throttle body and found a layer of oily dirt down the length of the tube and on the flap on the throttle body. Dang. So I cleaned it up and put it back together. Called the dealership today and they said that it was blow by and that it means the top end has ingested a lot of dirt and it will keep basically burping the oil out. I have the option of paying them $70 to do a compression test and leak off to see how bad the damage is. Told him I might just use it for a little while to see if it gets worse. Got home from the ranch today and decided to take the throttle body off and look behind there and this is what I saw. A pretty good amount of oil and dirt. Now my question is should warranty take care of this or do you think it will come out of my pocket. I'm thinking new top end for sure but wouldn't have all that dirt and crap got the rings by now also. New Motor would be nice but I bet that doesn't happen. It could have been my fault by not getting the lid on the darn air box right but then again it might have been letting dirt get around the filter sense day one. It has 102 hrs and 780 miles.