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Old 01-31-2013, 11:20 PM   #1
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Header install Question?

Just got Long Tubes installed today and I noticed a small oil leak when I got the car back today, he told me that he had to re stab the dip stick but obviously it wasn't stabbed right, he is suppose to look at it and fix it tomorrow ... Just wondering where is it that the oil could possibly be coming from ....
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:57 AM   #2
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Sounds like either the o ring has come off the dipstick tube or the dipstick tube just needs to be pushed down a little bit more to properly seat it!
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:00 AM   #3
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I'm kinda new to this so I'm sure there is nothing that I can do to help this issue until the morning... Or is thre bc I don't have jack stands..... So if It is the O ring , can that be easily replaced and can I get that at a parts house....
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:13 AM   #4
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Yes! Any parts store should have all different size o rings!
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:15 AM   #5
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Cool so I guess it isn't that hard of a job to change? I hope that's the issue....
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:21 AM   #6
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No not hard to change or check! Easy to do! It has to be one of the two things I mentioned(or your o ring is buggered up) I would be willing to bet my ex wife on it! LOLS!
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KMSL....hey man I really appreciate the info I'm gonna let u know soon as I find out in the morning thanks again....
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:32 PM   #8
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Getting the dipstick tube back in the block is probably the hardest step. Don't ask how I know. It's alot like trying to piss in a beer bottle that's sitting on the ground with your hands tied behind your back after drinking a 12 pack..
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Getting the dipstick tube back in the block is probably the hardest step. Don't ask how I know. It's alot like trying to piss in a beer bottle that's sitting on the ground with your hands tied behind your back after drinking a 12 pack..
Lols! Mine went in very easy! I guess I got lucky!



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Old 02-02-2013, 10:33 AM   #10
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So the dip stick wasn't properly seated in the hole I got it fixed and is back off to tearing the roads up oh yeaaaahhhhh....
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:06 PM   #11
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putting the dipstick back in is not as hard as people make it out to be on these forums. Of course if you're trying to do it by yourself it might be difficult, but why sit there and struggle when you can just get a helping hand to guide it in, in less than 2 minutes.
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:13 PM   #12
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See if the dip stick is bolted to the head first if it is then just unbolt it and push down on it til it pops in, you'll feel it. Don't push down like hulk just push it down. I'd say look at it from underneath but you don't have jack stands and NEVER TRUST A JACK!!!
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Tryin to put my dipstick back in now any advice?
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:50 PM   #14
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Take the handle part out and just install the tube by itself! If you are by yourself, just put your tube close to where it goes( you know where it bolts back up) then go underneath and make sure it's in the hole where it goes, there is a little tiddy on the block. You can use your fingers to push down a little to make sure it's seated! Might can do it from up top too!
As little88 says, make sure you have some stands or something under your car before you crawl under your car! NEVER trust just the jack!
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