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Username Post: Dipstick Tube Removal From a SBC?        (Topic#360356)
Willow 
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Reg: 05-25-12
03-31-20 05:36 PM - Post#2789938    

Quick question please:
Is there an easy way to remove a dip stick tube from the block of a SBC without ruining it.
It comes up between the hedders blocking engine removal .
Hedders loose and clear of Engine but dipstick blocking lifting.
Anyone had this problem?
Thanks for your input.👍



Edited by Willow on 03-31-20 07:10 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 


grumpyvette 
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Reg: 03-16-01
04-01-20 06:26 AM - Post#2789968    
    In response to Willow

  • Quote:
Quick question please:
Is there an easy way to remove a dip stick tube from the block of a SBC without ruining it.
It comes up between the hedders blocking engine removal .
Hedders loose and clear of Engine but dipstick blocking lifting.
Anyone had this problem?
Thanks for your input.👍




repeating of heating the tube with a propane torch then cooling with penetrating oil spray works in many cases
in many cases, you can use freeze spray like in the link below to loosen a dipstick tube in a block,
and a small set of vice grips to thermally shock and cause the dipstick tube to contract in outside dimensions enough to be pulled out,
in stubborn cases you'll need too drain the oil and use a 15-20 second spray down through the dipstick tube to get it to contract enough to come easy loose

https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/crc-freeze-off...

IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!


Edited by grumpyvette on 04-01-20 06:32 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 


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