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what dipstick to use....

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Randy92782, May 2, 2007.

  1. Randy92782

    Randy92782 1 ton status

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    i have a blazer that i got out of a truck. well before that it came out of an 85 van. it's got a super long dipstick on it and it's ungodly too big for a truck or blazer. just looks out of place. any ideas on how i'd go about using another dipstick and what to look for?
     
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    I'll wait for others to chime in on what style you need, there were at least two different dipsticks based on the year.

    Once you figure out a donor though (it will be as simple as something like "1985 truck") I'd get the GM part numbers. I'd be surprised if they aren't still valid, and are probably a lot cheaper than the alternative aftermarket stuff like Lokar, etc.
     
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    well i just remembered. always thought it was an 85 but truthfully it was an 86-95 block. so anywhere round them years. thanks again
     
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    Basically there are only two different dipsticks depending on the year of the block. The early blocks up to around 1979 or so were driverside dip and the 1980 (roughly) and later are passenger side dip. There are 2 different ones for the late such as van then everything else.
     
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    Nothing of value to add, struck me as funny. Hope it did you too.:D
     
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    I thought the Van dipsticks were a cool idea for "lifted" trucks.
    Put's the end of the dipstick where you can easily reach it.
    Pic from another members truck.I think he runs 35's or 38's on his 1st gen.
    [​IMG]
     
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    That pic is of the trans dipstick, not the engine dipstick.
     
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    Locate a stick that will work- Junk yard. If it's a 350 then put in 5 quarts of oil and let it sit. Pull the stick and look at the oil level. Takle a file and run it accross the stick a acouple times to mark FULL.
     
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    i'm with you on this being a tranny dipstick. i just think that it looks funny. it is easy to check so it may stay. idk just askin what others would do
     
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    what kind of motor is that? the freakin alternator's on the driver side. hmmm looks like a homemade alt. bracket too
     
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    Whats the story on the ZIP ties around the MC? I don't get this tube thing cuz if that tube runs down to the tranny it seems it must have been lengthened. The L bracket hangin off the side of it is supposed to be bolted to the bell housing.
     
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    I don't know why but i was thinking you were talking about the engine dipstick. The van engine dipsticks are also very long like that so they will reach the radiator support.
     
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    wow how'd i miss that. it was an engine dipstick i was talkin bout. never even thought tranny dipstick cause i have the manual. oops thanks for all your guys help though
     

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