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Oil dipstick tube

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by KILLERK5, Apr 26, 2002.

  1. KILLERK5

    KILLERK5 1/2 ton status

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    I got my engine in and got a new oil dipstick and indicator from chevy. It fits into the hole on the engine, but its loose. It's not really bad, but it has enough rom to move around. I need to know if I should put some kind of adhesive on it or is it supposed to be a little loose.

    Thanks!!
     
  2. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    Mine is loose and I've never had a problem with it...
     
  3. gokartergo

    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Put a little dab of Red lock-tite on it....Dan
     
  4. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Mine was loose enough to leak a little. I cleaned the end of the tube with some Brake Kleen and added a dab of RTV then pushed it back in. I'm going to add a 'P' clamp to hold it better...but at least it doesn't leak there now.

    Rene
     

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