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David Neibert
09-19-2009, 09:23 PM
Does anyone know if the motor oil dipstick tube for an SC is still available from Ford ?

David

pro street rich
09-19-2009, 09:51 PM
Does anyone know if the motor oil dipstick tube for an SC is still available from Ford ?

David

David, I will look monday when I get in to the store. I think I have a good one here if you have to have one. I could bring it to the shoot out for you....Rich

Kurt K
09-20-2009, 12:10 AM
I'm 98% sure the 94-95 dipstick tubes are long gone and I think the early style are gone too, but maybe Rich will find something.

fast Ed
09-20-2009, 01:12 AM
Dave, they are discontinued, but there might be still some around on dealer shelves down there. I can't do a U.S. dealer search from this side of the border unfortunately.


cheers
Ed N.

David Neibert
09-20-2009, 08:43 AM
I'm 98% sure the 94-95 dipstick tubes are long gone and I think the early style are gone too, but maybe Rich will find something.

How does the 94-95 dipstick tube differ from the early model ?

I'm actually using a late model block for this new 4.3 motor. Dipstick was hitting the crank and the tube got kinked trying to get the angle needed to clear the crank and the MP intercooler tubes.

David

Roadhawg
09-20-2009, 09:03 AM
How does the 94-95 dipstick tube differ from the early model ?

I'm actually using a late model block for this new 4.3 motor. Dipstick was hitting the crank and the tube got kinked trying to get the angle needed to clear the crank and the MP intercooler tubes.

David

I had the same issue with my stroker SC engine.
My solution was leave dipstick tube as normal and go with two dipsticks. A shorted dipstick that does not go into the oil pan for normal operation and a full length dipstick in the trunk when I want to check the oil.

David Neibert
09-20-2009, 09:21 AM
I had the same issue with my stroker SC engine.
My solution was leave dipstick tube as normal and go with two dipsticks. A shorted dipstick that does not go into the oil pan for normal operation and a full length dipstick in the trunk when I want to check the oil.

I'm planning to do the same. Currently I'm using a vacuum cap over the end of the dipstick tube and dipstick is in the trunk.

David

XR7 Dave
09-20-2009, 09:26 AM
Has anyone tried using a 4.2L dipstick?

Kurt K
09-20-2009, 09:41 AM
How does the 94-95 dipstick tube differ from the early model ?
I think it has to do with the windage tray

Duffy Floyd
09-20-2009, 09:50 AM
My 92 dipstick broke due to contact with (I suspect) the crank, due to the stud girdle causing it to be bent. I got another dipstick and keep it in the trunk and leave the broken one installed to seal off the tube.

Kurt K
09-20-2009, 11:40 AM
My 92 dipstick broke due to contact with (I suspect) the crank, due to the stud girdle causing it to be bent. I got another dipstick and keep it in the trunk and leave the broken one installed to seal off the tube.
I had the same problem with my stud girdle, but this time I put a little bent in the end of the tube to avoid the stud girdle....of course this meant installing my engine with the driver's side header installed on the engine since there would be no way to install the dipstick tube after the headers were installed.

WhiteThunder
09-20-2009, 01:30 PM
How does the 94-95 dipstick tube differ from the early model ?

I'm actually using a late model block for this new 4.3 motor. Dipstick was hitting the crank and the tube got kinked trying to get the angle needed to clear the crank and the MP intercooler tubes.

David

The '94 - '95 dipstick tube is flared at the top to accept the plastic cone, just below the handle, at the top of the matching dipstick. The '89 to '93 dipstick tube is the same diameter from top to bottom.

I had the ends of two dipsticks break off in the same place. Turned out the tube was slightly bent during an engine rebuild causing the dipsticks to rub against something - rod or crank. Bought a used tube that wasn't bent and haven't had any problems since. (Yes, the two broken off parts of the dipstick are in the pan.)

eddie
'90 5-speed SC
'97 LX sport

BLOWN38
09-20-2009, 02:48 PM
I had to put a bend in my dipstick not the tube to clear my CMRE girdle. The 94 i bought had a broke dipstick so i got another and the engine developed a tick. so i had to put a bend in that one too.:rolleyes:

David Neibert
09-20-2009, 09:30 PM
I think it has to do with the windage tray

My new motor also includes a windage tray. I'm going to take a look at the 4.2 truck and 3.8 mustang dipstick tubes to see if either of those would work.

David

Wzenheimer
09-20-2009, 09:52 PM
Let me know what you find out, I'll probably need one too.

Chris

mikedenton49
09-21-2009, 03:15 AM
sure if this helps neone but after my kooks mid-length install the only tube thatwould work was the 92" stang tube and its a tight ~~~ fit at best. But it oks and does read corectly, if only you can get it out. ya gotta hold ur mouth just right.

David Neibert
09-21-2009, 04:48 PM
I had the same problem with my stud girdle, but this time I put a little bent in the end of the tube to avoid the stud girdle....of course this meant installing my engine with the driver's side header installed on the engine since there would be no way to install the dipstick tube after the headers were installed.

What :eek:.... Are you saying I've got to remove the header to remove/install the dipstick tube ?

David

Toms-SC
09-21-2009, 05:18 PM
What :eek:.... Are you saying I've got to remove the header to remove/install the dipstick tube ?

David

If your OE bracket is still attached, yes. It sits under one of the nuts that is a exhaust manifold bolt. :p

David Neibert
09-21-2009, 05:32 PM
Guess I'll be modding that too, because I'm not pulling that header off again.

David

rzimmerl
09-21-2009, 06:20 PM
I put a dipstick tube in with my midlengths on in the car with no problem.

Kurt K
09-21-2009, 07:38 PM
I put a dipstick tube in with my midlengths on in the car with no problem.But do you have a CMRE stud girdle?

tydlwavs
09-21-2009, 08:54 PM
Someone post the dipstic tube part numbers for the early and later style. I'll do some digging and see if I can find them in an obsolete warehouse.

My local dealer likes to search for stuff like this so I'll pass it onto him.

David Neibert
09-22-2009, 12:01 AM
But do you have a CMRE stud girdle?

I don't either. I took a look and the bracket is on the top side of the headers and looks like it can be removed and installed without removing anything except for one of the header bolts.

David

David Neibert
09-22-2009, 12:06 PM
Someone post the dipstic tube part numbers for the early and later style. I'll do some digging and see if I can find them in an obsolete warehouse.

My local dealer likes to search for stuff like this so I'll pass it onto him.

Todd,

89-93 SC dipstick tube is E9SZ-6754-A

94-98 3.8 Mustang & 94-95 SC dipstick tube is F4SZ-6754-B

Either of these will work, unfortunately both are no longer availible from Ford and my local Ford dealer said that no US dealers are showing them in inventory.

If I had to, I can still order a 4.2 splitport dipstick & tube, but I would have to modify the retaining bracket because it bolts to the head instead of an exhaust manifold bolt.

David

pro street rich
09-22-2009, 11:28 PM
I did a search even in the nos stock and came up with nothing. There is not one tube of any year out there. I can get all the 4.2 tubes and sticks you want. You might want to look into them as they are less than $35. Something to think about.....Rich