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GO$#% FU*&^ SH*&# Oil Dip Stick Thingy

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by reddog64, Dec 1, 2002.

  1. reddog64

    reddog64 1/2 ton status

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    OK WTF...

    Both of my dipsticks dont work...
    I Am installing the dipstick tube into an 84 sbc 350.. and it dont fit..... Not even close...

    Course the package says 69-79 sbc... And Schucks dont have a frickin clue!!!!

    What range year dipstick is small enough to fit in there and belongs on the pass side....

    HELP need tomorrow... /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
  2. R72K5

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    you need an 80-up one they are longer and more curved than the old 55-79 ones, 55-79 are pretty much straight and are on driver side. the pans chjanged in 80 also, places like mortec list blocks like the 3970010 as beiong up through 80 but actually were up through 79, http://www.mortec.com/castnum.htm

    alot of us have several sticks and tubes just laying around for both styles

    good luck
     
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    yeah i had 3 now i have one... and even it dont fit...
     
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    piece of broken tube stuck in hole ? should fit if is right tube
     
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    nope nothing broken in it.... looked closely...

    I guess the 80-84? blocks are a smaller hole...

    I'll go to napa tomorrow... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    We had to do a lot of tapping and wiggling to get between the somg tubes, and exhaust manifols to get mine in, and the fit was very tight, once it was in I had to reach up and feel that the tube was seated all the way.

    -Matt
     
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    Take a grinder to the block end and taper it then use a rubber mallett or hammer to pop it in there. Also i recomend a dab of RTV to help seal it just in case.
     
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    of course technically you should not have to do such tapering if indeed you are attemtping to install the correct tube, 80-up are different, so,.,.
     
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    Somewhere in the early 80's chevy went from drivers side to passenger side dipstick. You need a passenger side dipstick for you 84 block.
     
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    80 was first year for pass side, we've already told him that, this is hard without actually being there to see, im sure its something dumb going on over there..

    good luck
     
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    well no one had one for a chev 80-84 block but a 82 camaro dipstick fit.. just doesnt bolt to anything...

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