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Dipstick prob

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by tRustyK5, Apr 9, 2001.

  1. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    My dipstick is fairly loose in the block and also leaks where it goes into the block. I haven't replaced a dipstick before is it supposed to be a pressed fit or is there an 'O' ring or what?

    I'm tired of this oil leak...

    Rene

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  2. CaptCrunch

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    Depends... alot of aftermarkets have O-rings, but usually the OE ones just push in/pull out (w/ some vices grips and muscle). Some also have a bolt thatr holds them in, I believe it should just be a push in, pull out. You can try pulling it out and putting some rtv arounds it... otherwise I really like the Gasketmakers... Both seem to work well. If all else fails pick up a aftermarket one or new OE one that fits tighter.

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  3. tRustyK5

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    Thanks Crunchy [​IMG] its just one of those things i've never had a prob with before. I'll try some RTV, I guess a thin bead around the lip and let it set before re-installing it?
    I would imagine a bracket holding the dipstick in place would help too.

    Rene

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  4. muddin4fun

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    I put silicone on mine. Works great and no leaks!

    BTW: How's your turtle? LOL!

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    I had a same problem once, too. I found another dipstick and tube that fit tighter. I used black RTV sealant on it. No leaks.
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    The turtle appears to be happy, and for the meantime still right side up...
    Is that cowgirl ever gonna throw the rope or just twirl it all day??[​IMG]

    10-4 on the silicone

    Rene

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    I don't know. I can imagine her arm is tired though! LOL!

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    She's burning off way too many calories. Look how thin her arms are. She needs to stop and eat. LOL....


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    Yeah some have the bracket and bolt setup... I kinda like the gasket maker because it swells so can put on a super thin bead. I'm always parinoid that a bit would plop down in the oil pan knowing my luck... but chances of that are nill to none really.
    -When the heck that turtle-dog gonna take a drink... the salivas just fly'n outta there [​IMG] Get that boy a BEER! LOL

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