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Dipstick tube

Postby svanarts » Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:59 pm

I thought I saw that someone bought a short dipstick tube for their engine but a search of the forums has turned up empty. Anyone got a good source for shorter dipstick tubes?
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Dip stick tubes

Postby James Ball » Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:11 am

ECi has them in the following overall lengths;

13 1/2 " P/N AEL12790
11 1/4 " AEL75767-1
5 1/8 " AEL75761
3 " AEL22780

3/4 of the overall length is the male thread that goes into the crankcase. The other end is female thread to accept the AEL14860 or equivalent gage.

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Postby Wicked Stick » Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:42 pm

My dipstick is long enough, but it's blank. I will have to notch it and mark it with 4, 6, 8 quart markings when I fill it for the first time.

Anyone got any good ideas on a way to do that ?
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Postby bullojm1 » Tue Nov 27, 2007 7:17 pm

Wicked Stick wrote:My dipstick is long enough, but it's blank. I will have to notch it and mark it with 4, 6, 8 quart markings when I fill it for the first time.

Anyone got any good ideas on a way to do that ?


I haven't tried this, but it could work. Use a file or dremel cutoff wheel to make a line for the quart markings in the dipstick. To be fancy, you could buy a set of numbered stamps (i.e. http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/d ... number=800 ) to put the number on. You might have to heat up the dipstick with a blowtorch to get the numbers to imprint successfully. Worst case, if you screw up, its a cheap fix!
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Postby svanarts » Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:12 pm

Wicked Stick wrote:My dipstick is long enough, but it's blank. I will have to notch it and mark it with 4, 6, 8 quart markings when I fill it for the first time.

Anyone got any good ideas on a way to do that ?


I put two quarts in my sump and then made a scratch where that was. Then added two more quarts and made another scratch. And so on.
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Postby captain_john » Wed Nov 28, 2007 4:27 pm

Mike, good call on the punches!

Dave, I have a set if you wanna use 'em!

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Postby Wicked Stick » Wed Nov 28, 2007 11:16 pm

captain_john wrote:Mike, good call on the punches!

Dave, I have a set if you wanna use 'em!

:) CJ


CJ, do you think they are small enough to have the number fit on a 1/8" thick dipstick rod ? If so, that's great, I'd love to borrow them.
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Postby captain_john » Thu Nov 29, 2007 6:52 am

I do.

They are 1/8" and should be fine.

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Postby Wicked Stick » Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:49 pm

Cool, thanks...
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