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454 owners:Does tranny dipstick fit?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Blazer79, Feb 9, 2002.

  1. Blazer79

    Blazer79 1/2 ton status

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    Hello guys & girls:

    I had my 454 swap project halted for a while, but finally I'm going to have some time tomorrow.

    How did you route the tranny dipstick tube? Mine doesn't fit between the valve cover and the firewall? I tried bending mine, but it seems it will get pinched. Or did you just whack the firewall?

    Any input welcome.

    Thanks.

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  2. KRAZIE87K5

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    I had troubles getting the tube from my TH350 to fit... but I eventually bent it up well enough to get it in there! [​IMG] Then the TH350 smoked, so in wen the TH400 from a donor 79. That trans and tube dropped right in without a problem. If all else fails, maybe you could just get the tube at a local yard?

    Good luck! [​IMG] Make sure that the angle of the tube is as close to stock as it enters the trans... if its at a severe angle, the little rubber seal will leak like no tomorrow! [​IMG]

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  3. 502Burban

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    If you can't make the stock tube fit, there is another alternative from Lokar. They make <a target="_blank" href=http://www.lokar.com/Products/FlexibleTransmissionDipsticksPage.htm>flexible transmission dipstick assemblies</a> that are pretty slick, and will work in just about any situation.

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