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TonyD
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2006 9:39 pm    Post subject: dipstick in 400 sb Reply with quote

hi guys,
ive oil leaking out of the dipstick (driver side) of my 400 sb. was there an 0-ring to seal it? what keeps the sleeve held in the block??

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2006 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have got blow by my friend!. Electrical tape works in a pinch.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No O-ring it is a press fit. If it is a loose fit then I would maybe get a new one that will press in and not leak. A little hardening sealer will work well to act as a lube to get it installed and then a glue to hold it in place once it sets.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul P wrote:
No O-ring it is a press fit. If it is a loose fit then I would maybe get a new one that will press in and not leak. A little hardening sealer will work well to act as a lube to get it installed and then a glue to hold it in place once it sets.


Missed the block part. Pressed fit it is. Surprised
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 7:18 pm    Post subject: dip stick problem 400sb Reply with quote

If you want a good way to retain the dipstick into the block use Locktite 680 bearing retention compound. (you better hope you want it there cause it will never come out again)

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

after the mess the blow by made - i want it in for good!

thanks corey, i will try that if my attempt fails.

i used slicone adhesive around the shaft and a ring of red permatex at the top..we'll see what happens.

thanks guys.

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