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Re: Rear sump (Eldorado) oil pan/dipstick tech

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  • ja70cad
    Nope, not any more. I don t think that anyone makes dipstick tubes for front sumps anymore. Juan ... and ... is ... relocate ... the
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 8, 2002
      Nope, not any more. I don't think that anyone makes dipstick tubes
      for front sumps anymore.
      Juan
      --- In Cadillac_Performance_Association@y..., "evildudeprod"
      <evildudeprod@y...> wrote:
      > Doesn't MTS sell new dipsticks and dipstick tubes for both front
      and
      > rear sump pans?
      >
      > -Travis
      >
      > --- In Cadillac_Performance_Association@y..., "tremorj10"
      > <JOEOILER@A...> wrote:
      > > Removing an old dipstick is almost impossible. The rear sump
      > > dipsticks were bent at the factory after installation to fit
      > properly.
      > >
      > > There are two dipstick holes in the Caddy block. The rear hole
      is
      > > for rear sump pans. The unused hole is pluggged with a metal
      > ball.
      > > If you are converting to a rear sump pan you will have to
      relocate
      > > the dipstick tube.
      > >
      > > Thanks to Terry on the MTS board for this info:
      > >
      > > I've never removed one in one piece-now I just saw them off at
      the
      > > bottom of the block and drive out the piece.
      > > Measure the original first so you know how long it is and how far
      > it
      > > is from the pan rail to the top of the tube where the stick goes
      > > in.Then make your own from 3/8" steel fuel line and bend it back
      > for
      > > crankshaft clearance like the factory did.Don't forget to put the
      > > ball in the front hole.
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