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Old 01-29-2003, 12:31 AM
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OK, another dumb question please.... My crate 350 has a dipstick hole on both sides but I'll only be using one - any ideas how to effectively block the other??
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Old 01-29-2003, 02:04 AM
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what works real good for me: clean the hole with lacquer thinner and a q tip then use red rtv to put in the hole . you will find that the hole is about 3 inches deep so put in enough , be sure and clean it good. you can also put in a small freeze plug .
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I machined an aluminum plug that press fit into the 'extra' dipstick hole on my crate engine.
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Thanks guys, looks like it down to ingenuity to come up with something. Obviously there shouldn;t be much pressure behind this. Cheers, Limey
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