Replacing Dipstick Tube

Old 10-14-2010, 06:29 AM
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jreiley
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Default Replacing Dipstick Tube

I know this is a really non-exciting question but the fact is I had to remove the old dipstick tube from my sbc, in the car, and now I am having a super hard time putting in a new one. Any secrets and are there different diameter tubes? Thanks.
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Old 10-14-2010, 09:20 AM
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TRYING SANDING AWAY SOME OF THE METAL AND PUT SOME OIL ON IT WHEN YOU PUT IT BACK IN,ALSO YOU MIGHT HAVE TO TAP IT A LITTLE TO MOVE IT.USE WOOD TO TAP IT IN.
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Old 10-14-2010, 07:46 PM
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Try tapering the end with a bench grinder, but leave the area under the ring almost full diameter. I found that the open end of a combo wrench works well to tap into the fill hole without distorting the tube. Worked for me. Good Luck. Mike P.
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