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Old 03-18-2011, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by abigassbowtie
got my new tires on and got my plugs in and changed to a stock hei distributor because my pos msd was full of oil so i went to check the oil and something has been hitting the dipstick and broke it off so out comes the motor
Did you or someone else forget to re-install the lower dipstick guide tube back into the block after machining??

It goes in the dipstick hole first, before the upper tube is pressed in. The lower tube guides the stick down into the pan and keeps it from coming into contact with the spinning crank. Without the lower tube the crank will hit the stick and break it off on the lower end.
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