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Old 12-01-2015, 12:03 AM   #23
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Re: Replacement engine oil dipstick tube...

When mine broke a few years ago, I bought one of those chrome ones from local Autozone. I can't remember the brand but had no problem with the fit.

To install it I used a small box end wrench that just fig around the tube but not around the base. I then tapped on the wrench to drive it into the block. It was slightly touching the rams horn manifolds but I was able to bend the tube just enough to give me some clearance.

To determine the accuracy of the dipstick, I changed the oil and filled it up with the required amount. The dipstick was off about a quart so I just scribed it with a file for the "full" mark.
68 GMC 250/3 speed Saginaw p/b p/s
69 Chevy 350/350 currently in pieces still lookin for a cab
06 Trailblazer
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