Kevco / Dipstick Issue

Discussion in 'Magnum Engine Swaps' started by hoosierdaddy, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. hoosierdaddy

    hoosierdaddy FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

    Messages:
    323
    Likes Received:
    119
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2008
    Location:
    Central Indiana
    Local Time:
    1:44 AM
    I've installed a Kevco M-302 oil pan and my stock dipstick hits the pan and won't go all the way in . Do I simply modify the dipstick to work with this pan ? I've sent a message to Kevco but I haven't heard back yet . Kind of hoping others on here have encountered the same problem .
     
  2. xLURKxDOGx

    xLURKxDOGx "An angel fat, at satan's feast"

    Messages:
    2,397
    Likes Received:
    461
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2013
    Location:
    PHX
    Local Time:
    10:44 PM
    Did you do a dry fit at all? I had this issue only when using it with a windage tray, it somehow forced it into the block and took a bunch of grinding. I was lucky I did a dry run or I would have been fucked. Hopefully you get it sorted out.

    Jake
     
  3. inertia

    inertia Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,008
    Likes Received:
    365
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2011
    Location:
    Victoria B.C. Canada
    View My Photos
    Local Time:
    10:44 PM
    Try putting a slight bend in the last inch of the dipstick, so if it's just hitting the windage tray, the bend may guide it past. Try both ways.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • 1994redram

      1994redram FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

      Messages:
      909
      Likes Received:
      388
      Joined:
      May 9, 2012
      Location:
      Oklahoma
      Local Time:
      12:44 AM
      What dipstick are you using? Stock magnum or stock LA?
       
      • Agree Agree x 1
      • hoosierdaddy

        hoosierdaddy FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

        Messages:
        323
        Likes Received:
        119
        Joined:
        Nov 13, 2008
        Location:
        Central Indiana
        Local Time:
        1:44 AM
        I'm using a stock LA dipstick and I got a response from Kevco with the same recommendation that Inertia posted .
         
        • Agree Agree x 1