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yurizx6r 07-03-2014 11:47 AM

Long tube headers vs. oil dip stick...
 
Hey guys, I am having a problem with routing my oil dip stick and keeping it secured in my 302. I have OBX-R long tube headers, and when I installed them a year ago I was forced to keep the dipstick loose which was touching the clutch cable. Now I guess I bent it too much and it's leaking from the bottom and you can totally wiggle it 8 inches back and forth with your pinky finger. I ordered a new one, but I have doubts that this will work like it should. Any pictures or suggestions?

Also, do our cars have o-rings for the dip stick or do you just put it in and bolt it down to the headers!?

bluebeastsrt 07-03-2014 11:52 AM

There is no O-ring. There is just a beveled end that mates to the hole in the block. When the new tube comes in it should have a section that will mount to one of your header bolts. Be careful taking the old tube out. It sounds like it's got a pretty good crack in it. You don't want to snap off a section of the old tube in the block!

dawson1112 07-03-2014 11:57 AM

I had issues with my obx long tubes and the oil dipstick tube on my 94 as well. The trick is you have to either bend it to a different angle to make it fit or like I did and get a flexible dipstick tube.

yurizx6r 07-03-2014 12:15 PM

Yeah, 2 seconds after I posted this I found this.......................

http://www.jegs.com/i/Lokar/625/ED-5004/10002/-1


Will this work? Of course I find this only AFTER I make this post and received the new chrome OEM stick in! lol

yurizx6r 07-03-2014 12:17 PM

Oh and also I already pulled it out for the most part, I didn't see any cracks or anything like that! .........that's the last thing I need right now. Damn car keeps testing my patients and sanity lately.

bluebeastsrt 07-03-2014 12:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yurizx6r (Post 8405659)
Yeah, 2 seconds after I posted this I found this.......................

http://www.jegs.com/i/Lokar/625/ED-5004/10002/-1


Will this work? Of course I find this only AFTER I make this post and received the new chrome OEM stick in! lol

That's the exact one I have on my car. It's a whole lot easier to work with than the cheaper rigid tube type.

yurizx6r 07-03-2014 12:45 PM

Damn! lol Thought so. How is the accuracy on it?

bluebeastsrt 07-03-2014 01:36 PM

Id say it just as accurate as any other dipstick. They should all be using the same measurment from where they enter the block.

yurizx6r 07-03-2014 03:12 PM

Excellent. Thank you very much for your input! I'm placing the order now!

yurizx6r 07-11-2014 07:44 AM

Just put the Lokar dip stick in last night (finally, lot going on)! It is VERY nice! Exactly what I needed. Thanks!!!


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