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Old 11-27-2005, 07:32 PM   #1
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oil dipstick tube

Me and zach was talking about this but i was wondering what ya'll might have done too.

I need to know the easiest way to install the dipstick without messing up the paint on the engine.
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Old 11-27-2005, 07:45 PM   #2
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Just an FYI, since the question couldnt be any more vague, it's on a 70s SB chevy.
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i was thinking now that the newer model is bolted in place, so yea this aplies to the 70 models 350
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dipstick tube, I presume? shorty phillips screwdriver and a tap or 3 with a small hammer.


if'n the tube is loose once installed in the block, pull the tube back out, swedge the end, put a lite film of silicone on the end of the tube and reinsert.
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now that makes sence. i was using a peice of wood to keep it from opening up or collapsing. it was a pain too cause the brakes system is in the way. should have put it on when i had it off. i will try that next time. it broke at the ring, it was a really tight fit that was for sure.
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ahhhh I see the prob......yeah I 2nd what Rastus said.....the longer the driver the better....

.....also if you can have someone underneath negotiating your moves, it helps.......

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