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Re: Dipstick length [Re: raleigh58] #1334345 Tue Nov 19 2019 03:48 PM
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Re: Dipstick length [Re: mick53] #1334350 Tue Nov 19 2019 04:22 PM
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mick53,

Not sure what I'm looking at other than two screw plugs in an engine block. Help me out.

John

Re: Dipstick length [Re: drdoug] #1334351 Tue Nov 19 2019 04:26 PM
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drdoug,

This is also helpful, but I have a question. When I go down the column on the left of the page and stop at 51-6, I see 'ALL (6 cyl) ….., there are no dimensions provided. So, now what?

John

Re: Dipstick length [Re: raleigh58] #1334355 Tue Nov 19 2019 05:22 PM
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John,
That is one of the peculiarities of the parts books. You go down to the next entry that has the dimensions and parts number provided, and that is what you need for that particular series of engines.

For example: If I was looking for my 1950 COE, I go to the line that says 40-55 COE. There is no information across the page so I go down to the line that says 47-55 D-D (1st Ser..) and use that information.

Is that clear?

Thanks for the link to this page. I printed it off because it is easy to see how confusing it can get, especially when you have replacement engines in a truck. Who knows, other than changing the oil and putting the proper amount of oil in it, whether the dipstick is the correct length.

Kent


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Re: Dipstick length [Re: raleigh58] #1334391 Tue Nov 19 2019 11:42 PM
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John, Kent explained it... the parts books are read by including the lines below if there is no entry where you find your model/year, since it means those models use the same part. Read down and use the next full line data.

Doug

Re: Dipstick length [Re: Lightholder's Dad] #1334398 Wed Nov 20 2019 12:45 AM
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Thanks Kent!

John

Re: Dipstick length [Re: drdoug] #1334399 Wed Nov 20 2019 12:45 AM
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Got it. Thanks Doug!

Re: Dipstick length [Re: raleigh58] #1334972 Sat Nov 23 2019 03:50 PM
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After considerable evaluation of my situation, I have decided to start over. Will order and install a new dipstick and tube. Will also measure twice before cutting and installing a new dipstick tube.

Thanks to all that offered opinions, advice and solutions.

John

Re: Dipstick length [Re: Tiny] #1335309 Tue Nov 26 2019 02:05 PM
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Hi Tiny

I know exactly what you are saying. I look at other posts as well and do not always have sage advice to offer. It is a learning experience to see what others are having issues with.

John

Re: Dipstick length [Re: raleigh58] #1335322 Tue Nov 26 2019 03:22 PM
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