Originally Posted by 67Camaros-n-BigD
Does anyone have any idea how to press the dipstick tube into place on a turbo 350 transmission? Just had it worked on. Put it back in and got a new chrome dipstick tube - (same size as old one but not as bent up). BUT I CANNOT GET IT PRESSED IN!!!
If I take out the rubber fitting in the hole then it seems to fit perfectly but I'm reasonably sure it will leak, big time!!! Everything is in place but I cannot seem to get enough torque (or pressure) on the tube to mash it into the hole with the rubber grommet in place. Is there a special tool of any kind? I have very little room to work (headders are close) or get anything on it... This is on a 67 camaro. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated... It should be so simple..... AAAHHHHHH
there are two types of seals for dip stick you mention.
If the tube has a groove around the tranny end of the tube , a rubber O ring is used.
If the filler tube has a tapered / narrowed end at the tranny end, a rubber sealing sleeve is used. This sleeve MUST be installed into the tranny case FIRST , then the filler tube slides in. Lube the filler tube end with tranny fluid or some thing similar