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    I was wondering exactly where the dip stick takes it's measurement from since the level on mine doesn't seem to move when I know it leaks out the rear main?

    Is it dipping into the pan beside the dipper tray, or is it dipping into the dipper tray itself?

    Also, anyone have a picture other than the side view in the owners manual?
    You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

  • #2
    It's dipping in the pan. You should have the bayonet style gauge. Sorry the picture isn't better, but look for the hole opposite of oil pump well. Your rear main might be leaking the most when your engine is shut off. If or when you take your pan off being a 28, your baffle might be removable, mine isn't. Removable makes cleaning much easier.
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    • DaWizard
      DaWizard commented
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      Thanks Dennis, I can see where it dips past the edge of the dipper tray. Now that I know that, it seems that the oil has reached a point where it won't leak out the rear, so I am thinking that is just no good. Now I know I need to pull the pan, if nothing else to see if the oil return tube is attached.

    • Dennis
      Dennis commented
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      Wiz, there will always be oil in the baffle for your rods to dip in. Make sure nobody drilled drain holes in it. Clean all of the sludge out. It'd be a good time to check for clearances. Look at your timing gear to be sure you have all of the teeth on it.

  • #3
    If you REALLY want to know where??? it dips from, jist QUCKLY drop your pan---NLOL
    SA Bill W.


    • #4
      Thanks guys for all the input. Since it has been over 100° here for the past week and my knees and hand have been giving me fits I have just been reluctant to put the car on the stands and crawl around under it to get this done. I know I really should and make sure the babbits are all intact. It will need to be done sooner rather than later as Sept 1st the smog and registration come due on my "computer" driven modern and it will probably go south of the boarder as I know it will not pass smog!
      You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!


    • #5
      Wiz, Don't whine, 107: here!!---I turn on the AC, when the Dog: starts HUFFING!
      Hot Bill W.


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