Oil dipstick - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- 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
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 08-04-2004, 03:40 PM
Novaman78's Avatar
Kill It & Grill It
 

Last journal entry: New door panels
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Bonne Terre Missouri
Age: 27
Posts: 219
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Oil dipstick

Is there a difference in the oil dipsticks from a car and truck engine. The engine im referring to is a 1986 SBC 305ci it is out of a truck, and i don't have a dipstick so I cant see if the one from a car is shorter or longer. Man at parts store said one from a truck is longer but why? They are the same engine right?

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 08-04-2004, 03:58 PM
Marcel
 

Last journal entry: Choo-choo town
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: adairsville ga.
Age: 71
Posts: 413
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
DIP STICK

I'd change the oil, then check it with the stick you've got. If it reads to the full mark, you're OK, IF IT DIDN,T, I'd go to a dealer, and buy a stick and tube for the car I have. Make sure you check it to assure its correct. You know, when you run out of gas, the engines, Looses water, it gets hot, but it may work well after you solve the problem. But when they run out of oil, well, they're just need the same. Better safe than sorry. lol
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 08-04-2004, 04:12 PM
Novaman78's Avatar
Kill It & Grill It
 

Last journal entry: New door panels
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Bonne Terre Missouri
Age: 27
Posts: 219
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
thats just it i don't have a dipstick im rebuilding the engine and don't even have oil in it yet. Im trying to figure out if i can save money by pulling one off of another 305 or should i buy one. I know im not saving much but a little money saved here i can use on something bigger in the future.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 08-04-2004, 06:10 PM
Ghetto Jet's Avatar
current hot rod: CTS-V
 

Last journal entry: Lets Get Started With the Improvements
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Pennsylvania
Age: 28
Posts: 1,726
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 10
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Those cheap chrome mr. gasket dipsticks are only about $7.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 08-05-2004, 12:19 AM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Shreveport LA
Age: 64
Posts: 5,103
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
My '79 Suburban stick is quite a bit longer than the one in my '72 Nova (both have 350's). Just get a matching dipstick & upper tube from a car in a junkyard.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 08-05-2004, 06:57 AM
wld bil's Avatar
I'll be your Huckleberry!!
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Jacksonville, NC
Age: 42
Posts: 50
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
???

Truck dipsticks may be longer......but so is the tube they slide into, for ease of reach reasons. ALL SBC dipsticks that run through the block should extend past the dipstick tube the same. As long as you have a regular 5 qt. rear sump pan. Ghetto Jet is right, pick up one from your local parts house; and the chrome ones are good for about an extra 2-3 hourspower. When you get the engine built, for piece of mind, put in 5 quarts, and check it, make sure the filter is full too, or it won't give an accurate reading, it may show a half quart full, if the motor hasn't been primed and the oil filter isn't full.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 08-05-2004, 08:32 PM
Novaman78's Avatar
Kill It & Grill It
 

Last journal entry: New door panels
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Bonne Terre Missouri
Age: 27
Posts: 219
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Are there diffrent size diameters or something because my parts stores have a 5 qt dipstick but only goes to a 79 model.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 08-05-2004, 09:03 PM
arch's Avatar
My bike has 4wheel disc brakes
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: MD
Posts: 382
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Can you see the model # on the block? would be on the drivers side, on the back of the engine (i think, cant remember now)
Mine is a 1986 LG9, passenger side dipstick, measures approx 25 1/2" ( couldnt get an exact measurement due to the dipstick having a slight curve in it)
I measured from the top of the cap to the end of the point.
______ < top of cap where the ? handle connects
|...|...|
....|....
(ignore the dots)
hope that helps
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 08-05-2004, 09:09 PM
Novaman78's Avatar
Kill It & Grill It
 

Last journal entry: New door panels
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Bonne Terre Missouri
Age: 27
Posts: 219
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Yeah that helps. Thanks. My uncle had an old dipstick and tube that the dipstick was broke and i tired to see it that would work but the tube was to big around. The dipstick on my engine is a pass side. Is the pas side and driver side different?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 08-05-2004, 09:58 PM
arch's Avatar
My bike has 4wheel disc brakes
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: MD
Posts: 382
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I believe the only difference is the block/oil pan. I dont think the length of the dipstick changes. Not to sure though.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Engine posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

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.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

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
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.