305 to 350 is dipstick is right under Brake Booster

Discussion in 'The Engine Bay' started by ripple1973, Dec 1, 2019 at 10:13 PM.

  1. ripple1973

    ripple1973 Registered Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2013
    Posts:
    9
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    San Antonio Tx
    I replaced my 305 with 350 on a 85 K5 Blazer that has its dipstick on the drivers side and the dipstick is right below the brake booster and it sucks to check the oil. So when i check the oil when i pull out scraps off the oil on my dipstick. Is there a dipstick that is at a angle?
     
  2. 76zimmer

    76zimmer Flyin Rat Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2005
    Posts:
    25,249
    Likes Received:
    5,842
    Location:
    Kzoo, Mi
    Build(s):
    2
    I put a 77 block in my 85 and didn’t have an issue. I don’t see how the oil could scrape off the stick? Is the oil clean enough you’re not seeing it?
    Are you using the proper stick? The tube is an interference fit in the block. There are straight tubes and curved tubes available.
    Try laying the stick flat on a piece of paper towel to see where the level is.
     
  3. ripple1973

    ripple1973 Registered Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2013
    Posts:
    9
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    San Antonio Tx
    I will take picture tomorrow. I think the Stick is way to long. The oil is super clean. i can read the level on the back side of the stick.
     
    Kain likes this.
  4. 76zimmer

    76zimmer Flyin Rat Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2005
    Posts:
    25,249
    Likes Received:
    5,842
    Location:
    Kzoo, Mi
    Build(s):
    2
    Maybe you should drain and measure the oil, then refill and mark your dipstick accordingly?
     
  5. ripple1973

    ripple1973 Registered Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2013
    Posts:
    9
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    San Antonio Tx
    Thats a great idea what would you use to mark? Sharpie?
     
  6. imiceman44

    imiceman44 Hoarder extraordinaire Premium Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2002
    Posts:
    19,443
    Likes Received:
    3,345
    Location:
    Lincoln, CA
    Build(s):
    5
    Scribe
     
    76zimmer likes this.
  7. 76zimmer

    76zimmer Flyin Rat Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2005
    Posts:
    25,249
    Likes Received:
    5,842
    Location:
    Kzoo, Mi
    Build(s):
    2
    /\...this, or punch, chisel, metal stamp, anything to make a permanent mark on the dipstick. I’m thinking most standard SBC pans up to 87 will hold 4.5 qts, with another .5 in a standard sized spin on filter.
     

Share This Page