GTJIM (R.I.P.)· Old Opeler
The dipstick through the block has a tube on the inside of the block, below the pan rail to guide that type of dipstick past the spinning crankshaft - and it interferes with the ali sump So it has to be removed to fit that nice shinny ali sump you have - which someone has removed the outside dipstick tube from ..... So you need to find the tube AND correct dip stick before you can use that nice polished alloy sump. I have a similar problem - need the dip stick too! As Bob says - they are hard to findmarkandson said:Seems to me the best thing to do would be to plug the hole in the pan and just use the existing dipstick location in the block. Anyway here is the pic of the dipstick location.