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Re: Dipstick length [Re: raleigh58] #1333981 Sat Nov 16 2019 02:47 PM
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Depending on the pan shape, a slight angle (floor not flat, one side jacked up) may move the oil level quite a bit. The height of the oil is not linear to the number of quarts except by accident; the 1st quart in an empty pan move the level up sharply, the last quart does not.

Re: Dipstick length [Re: raleigh58] #1333991 Sat Nov 16 2019 04:41 PM
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If I had your year engine I'd measure the dipstick tube length, dipstick length and post them. Unfortunately I have a '52 216.


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Re: Dipstick length [Re: raleigh58] #1334093 Sun Nov 17 2019 05:11 PM
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Here is the dipstick in my 235. Not sure what year it is but it was in there in 1980 when I bought the truck. Hope this helps.

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Re: Dipstick length [Re: raleigh58] #1334155 Mon Nov 18 2019 01:28 AM
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could try to make a new dipstick

put the truck on a flat surface, drain oil, pour in exactly 4 quarts (1 quart low)
pull out your new home made dipstick, and stamp the low oil mark
add the last quart to the engine, insert dipstick to find and stamp the full oil mark

if you don't like how your first attempt worked out, you can make a second one with the measurements
the second one usually looks much better because of practice smile
-stan


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Re: Dipstick length [Re: mick53] #1334279 Mon Nov 18 2019 11:53 PM
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Yes Stan. That actually does help. Thank you.

Re: Dipstick length [Re: Forty9] #1334280 Mon Nov 18 2019 11:55 PM
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Ed,

Just seeing your suggestion, a good one. I'll get on that one tomorrow.

Thanks,

John

Re: Dipstick length [Re: raleigh58] #1334292 Tue Nov 19 2019 01:24 AM
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Here is how I dealt with the problem.

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Re: Dipstick length [Re: raleigh58] #1334295 Tue Nov 19 2019 01:47 AM
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Took me awhile to find this... my filing system leaves a bit to be desired. I agree with all the good suggestions about marking your own dipstick, but this is a good reference from the Master Parts book, as well - see the image:

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Re: Dipstick length [Re: raleigh58] #1334299 Tue Nov 19 2019 02:13 AM
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Thanks, Dr Doug

What year MPB?


Tim
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Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: Dipstick length [Re: tclederman] #1334343 Tue Nov 19 2019 03:03 PM
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Tim, I think that image is from a '62 MPB. I just checked my '68 edition, and it has the same info plus more - Group 1.516 "Gauge, Oil Level."

Doug

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