Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - Reply to Topic -- Hot Rod Forum

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Engine> Oil Pan/ Windage Screen Problems
User Name
lost password?   |   register now

Thread: Oil Pan/ Windage Screen Problems Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
05-13-2004 04:37 PM
DTL504 engineczar
Just tried your way but the dipstick runs into the #4 main cap.
What will be the downfall of not using a dipstick and cutting off the dipstick guide tube inside the block, beside not being able to check the oil.
That will be my other option or not used the Milodon Windage Screen.

Thanks in Advance:
05-13-2004 09:57 AM
engineczar great tip Chris
05-13-2004 09:45 AM
Cstraub What we recommend is pre-assemble the engine.. . . snug the pan on with the gasket. Take a 1/8" wooden dowel rod with a dab of grease on the end. Put the greased in down the tube and into the pan. ..when it hits the grease will mark the spot where you need clearance. As Czar said, give yourself about an 1" around it for vibrational clearance.

05-13-2004 07:04 AM
engineczar I would keep notching out the screen until there's enough clearance. An inch less screen around the dipstick area isn't going to affect the performance of the screen. Just make sure that the screen isn't weakened too much by the cutting if there's mounting holes close by.
05-13-2004 05:17 AM
Oil Pan/ Windage Screen Problems

I have a Milodon 8qt oil pan and the Diamond windage screen. I have ran into a problem with the little dip stick tube inside the block getting binding between the screen and pan. I tried to bend the tube but when I install the dip stick it rides under the screen into the main cap area. My second thought was to notch the windage screen to clear the tube but it's still getting push in when the oil pan is installed. Basically what is happening when I install the oil pan it pushes the little tube into the windage screen and cause the dip stick to go under the screen. I need for it to remain on top of the screen? Any Solution...

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:05 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.