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pablon2
05-20-2009, 02:00 PM
When one can no longer utilize the OEM method of securing the dipstick tube to the block one must become creative. Originally, I just zip tied the tube to the master cylinder, but found that over time the tube worked loose because the master cylinder is attached to the engine bay and not the engine. So, I had to contain the mounting points to the engine itself. Here is my solution. I hope it works. I'll give you one guess as to what the gray gunk is. :)

kenewagner
05-20-2009, 02:31 PM
When one can no longer utilize the OEM method of securing the dipstick tube to the block one must become creative. Originally, I just zip tied the tube to the master cylinder, but found that over time the tube worked loose because the master cylinder is attached to the engine bay and not the engine. So, I had to contain the mounting points to the engine itself. Here is my solution. I hope it works. I'll give you one guess as to what the gray gunk is. :)

They make this part called an O RING that works;):D


Ken

pablon2
05-20-2009, 02:48 PM
They make this part called an O RING that works;):D


Ken

Yep, keeps oil from coming out of the block, but what about when you go to check your oil level and there is no bracket holding the tube to the block? The oring won't help in that situation. ;)

kenewagner
05-20-2009, 02:58 PM
Yep, keeps oil from coming out of the block, but what about when you go to check your oil level and there is no bracket holding the tube to the block? The oring won't help in that situation. ;)

Your bracket is useable. It looked like you have some gray stuff at the base to use as a sealer. Thats what I was looking at. If I am wrong it wouldnt be the first time;):D

Ken

pablon2
05-20-2009, 03:08 PM
Your bracket is useable. It looked like you have some gray stuff at the base to use as a sealer. Thats what I was looking at. If I am wrong it wouldnt be the first time;):D

Ken

The header bolts I am using don't allow for use of the OEM bracket, besides, the bracket broke off. :p Oh yes, there is gray RTV on the block. The gray gunk I was referring to though is on the tube itself.

neverfastenough
05-20-2009, 03:48 PM
jb weld lol

racecougar
05-20-2009, 09:03 PM
Why not make up and tack a bracket that will work onto the tube?

pablon2
05-21-2009, 08:15 AM
jb weld lol

Winner, winner....chicken dinner. :D

pablon2
05-21-2009, 08:17 AM
Why not make up and tack a bracket that will work onto the tube?

Time and resources, mainly resources.

watsonlk
05-21-2009, 09:52 AM
I had the same issue even with the bracket re-welded.

I just used some safety wire and wrapped above the small lip above the o-ring, and wrapped the other end around one of the torqued oil pan bolt head.
No JB Weld needed since you twist it to tension like a turn-buckle once both ends are secured.

Sort of like a figure eight, and twist the middle to tighten it.

It's holding solid as a new one.