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    long member bigdawg's Avatar
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    stupid dipstick tube

    I put in a new aftermarket dipstick before I dropped the engine in the blazer. Well here is the problem, its leaking. It was hard as hell to get it in there with the engine on the stand, so I'm wondering is there a easy way to get these things in? The aftermarket one seemed like it didn't want to fit to begin with but it finally fit. I called my local dealership and they told me the dipstick tube was discontinued and no one had any backstock. Help me with a little knowledge guys. Thanks, Jason
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    I could look at the local yards....what motor do you have?

    And try to put the tube in without the dip stick inside the tube, that's what I have to do
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    Its a 305 HO. I have a junkyard near me that has a few 80's monte ss's that have motors in them, so I'm gonna check them out in a couple of days.I'm trying to avoid removing the starter because its super heavy. Thanks
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    5.7L VORTEC 350 blazin4low's Avatar
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    If you remove the "big birtha" starter replace it with a newer gear reduction.....so much smaller abd easyer to replace.....drops about ten pounds
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    where is it leaking from?

    i always put a dab of silicone on the tube then press it into the block.

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    I have a lokar it works great no leaks,I might have the stock one lying around still if you want it. just pay shipping.
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    I called my buddy and he said he had a good one in a cracked block he is getting ready to scrap, so I'm gonna get that this weekend. Is the tube supposed to be hard to push down into the block? The one that's in there was real hard to get in. That's what I get for buying one at autozone. I would replace that big burtha starter but its brand new. Lol. Thanks guys for the info.
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    Yes, it's an interference fit. That's what keeps them from leaking. The easiest way to put them in is with 2 people. One person holds an open end wrench of proper size right above the flared out spot at the bottom. Then using a pece of pipe or dowel rod and hammer, the other person taps down on the wrench until it's seated. Doing it like this only takes a minute.

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