Dipstick tube hitting??

Small Block Mopar Engine

  1. BWDart

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    Put a new tube and stick in the la 360 small block,the stick is hittin something[windage tray?] It goes about 3/4 of the way in so it's in the pan which is stock. It's a chrome replacement don't know why it would be hittin. Any suggestions?
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    Try spinning the dipstick 180*. Mine hits the windage tray if I put the slot in the handle facing the grill, flip it 180 so it's facing the firewall and it's fine. I am using a milidon windage tray/pan and a Mopar chrome dipstick
     
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      Thanks I'll try that
       
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      Are you sure its the correct length?
      I've had to cut down a tube or stick to adjust. Is your bottoming out on the pan floor?
       
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      It's hittin really solid and yes it's really long compared to the stock one I'm gonna get the stock stick and cut the tube to match I still have the old tube to use for measurement
       
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      Someone with a pan off should measure how far the stock dipstick drops below the pan rail for reference. Iirc the trans dipstick only pokes 1/4" past the rail.
       
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      Just a word of caution: There have been a few cases reported here (including pix) of the dipstick getting caught by the crank and a piece broken off and wrapped up in the crank.
       
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      That was a real common slant 6 problem. Sometimes you need to put a slight bow or bend in the dipstick tube to make the dipstick clear obstructions.
       
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