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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!?
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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!
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Last edited by bluebeastsrt; 07-03-2014 at 11:55 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.
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.
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