Engine Dipstick & Tube

Small Block Mopar Engine

  1. coalman

    coalman Well-Known Member

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    What is the correct length for these? I think either my tube is not the correct length or I have the wrong dipstick. The actual full line on the dipstick is 1 5/8" from the tip, which low after an oil change of 5 quarts. The tube is 11 inches to block and the dipstick is 20 1/2 inches to the cup that slides over the tube. 360 motor. Thanks
     
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    go-fish Well-Known Member

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    Put 4 quarts in it and mark it. Then put another quart in and mark that.
    That’ll be your add and full mark.
     
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    • mygasser

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      you beat me to it, lol.
       
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      coalman Well-Known Member

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      Thanks to both, I have done that, scratched a line at the where the oil line is when full, it is about a quart above the original line. I was trying to figure out what the correct setup was..
       
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      i normally hacksaw a couple of little notches on the edge of the dipstick so it's easy to see once the oil's not so new and clear.
      neil.
       
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      68original Just havin' fun with old cars FABO Gold Member

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      What year, what car model, ac or non ac?
      All could make a difference.
       
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        Honest truth is every year,model, the tubes and sticks vary.
        Even things like A/C and Non A/C.Cars trucks vans all different.
         
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        coalman Well-Known Member

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        Thanks, didn't know there were so many different ones. I will just keep the setup I have marked.
         
      • Kendog 170

        Kendog 170 Let the boy go !

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        If your anal, Put 4 quarts , start let filter fill then check after a few minutes and mark, then add 5th quart and mark.
         
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