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engine dip stick tube ?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mouse, Mar 19, 2005.

  1. mouse

    mouse 1/2 ton status

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    I'm reassembling the emging for my blazer, just got everything back from the machine shop. This is the first SBC that I've assembled, so far its been very easy. There was am outside and inside tube for the oil dipstick. How does the inner one go back in? Does it need to be there?

    Thanks. BTW can't wait to get it going again. One step over stock cam, high volume oil pump, completely went through the heads - they were shot.
     
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    The inner tube does need to be there or there is a chance of the dipstick getting caught up in the rotating crank and rods. Simply drop it in the hole then use a small punch ot screw driver to tap it into the hole until its seated then install the upper tube.
     
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    Thanks for the help. I'll take a look and see if I can get it in there.
     
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    Hello,
    Take photos of you doing this because I am going to be installing a new tube and stick soon.
    Thanks
    Adam

     
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    Well basically the lower tube slides in until it can't go any further and the outer tube goes in on top of it. I used a wide screwdriver to "press fit" the lower tube in. It doesn't feel like it will move.
     

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