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dipstick location?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 1bigbob, Apr 1, 2006.

  1. 1bigbob

    1bigbob Registered Member

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    I recently bought a 89 blazer. The guy told me that it has a 350 crate motor put in 20,000 miles ago. I know this sounds stupid but I went to check the oil but there is no dipstick! It has a set of hedman headers on it. I don,t know if they got in the way of the dipstick and he plugged it or what. Where is the dipstick supposed to come out of the motor? I was always under the impression it was on the drivers side out of the oil pan but it doesn't look like there is a spot for it there. Sorry for the dumb question but any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    Mine is on the passenger side, 91 Burb w/350tbi.
     
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    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Yeah, they swapped sides sometime. I bought a crate motor from Chevy about ten years ago that actually has one on both sides. Had to make a oil pan gasket out of two. One old and one newer style. There is a bump in the oil pan where the dipstick goes. Should be easy to see which side yours should be on.
     
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    Checked both sides of the pan no bump out for the dipstick. This doesn't make any sense!
     
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    stallion85 1/2 ton status

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    Why in the hell would someone plug up the dipstick! Freakin idiots! I would get that fixed soon.....
     
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    I would fix it if I could find where the damn thing goes. There has to be a simple location for this.
     
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    Depends on block year.

    Mine (early block) has the dipstick tube coming out of the block on the drivers side, not the pan. The pan is bulged a bit to clear, but the dipstick doesn't actually go into it.

    If it is indeed a GM crate, I'd expect it to be out of the pan, but look where you expect it to be, except on the block itself. Probably a small cup plug in there.
     
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    My '90 and '91 motors have it coming out of the block, not the pan (just like Mr.Yeager says) but on the pass. side between 6 & 8 if I remember correctly.
     
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    Actually , I want to say the cutoff is 1979 , after its on the passenger side , prior its on the drivers side . I have several off each lying around my garage and yard .

    Many crate engines came set up for either to accomadate any customers ride .
     
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    its gotta be there maybey some dingdong shoved a screw in it ?:confused: is it coverd with grease or mud maybey :confused: ive seen alot with the tube puleed out probably just coverd with crap
     

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