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Old 09-18-2020, 12:51 PM   #1
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Default Running engine with no dip stick?

Oil going to blow out the dip stick hole?
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Old 09-18-2020, 01:14 PM   #2
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Default Re: Running engine with no dip stick?

Not a ton but it will. For whatever reason, I once put the dipstick down in the side pan instead of back in its hole and then drove 20 miles. Didn't lose that much oil, not enough to be dangerous at all. I did lose that dipstick though...
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Old 09-18-2020, 01:40 PM   #4
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'dip-stick' we had a troop in out squad called that. Always answered too
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Old 09-18-2020, 01:50 PM   #5
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Yes it will. I lost one one time and made one out of a twig and a straw, until I could get another.
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Old 09-18-2020, 02:56 PM   #6
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Not a ton but it will. For whatever reason, I once put the dipstick down in the side pan instead of back in its hole and then drove 20 miles. Didn't lose that much oil, not enough to be dangerous at all. I did lose that dipstick though...
Sorry I don’t agree. I think you’ll have a big mess to clean up, I know I did !
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Old 09-18-2020, 03:02 PM   #7
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I looked at a new owners pu and he had oil on the firewall, steering column, etc, what a mess. I asked him for permission to install the dip stick properly he said yes and thanked me.
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I did not know there was a proper way they go in?
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I’m guessing he didn’t have it in all the way?
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Old 09-18-2020, 04:55 PM   #10
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Sorry I don’t agree. I think you’ll have a big mess to clean up, I know I did !
Mess, absolutely. Big loss, no. Doesn’t take a lot coming out to make a big mess. It’s like glitter
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I did not know there was a proper way they go in?

Yup. You need to fully insert the dipstick into the hole. Some dipsticks are a little sprung. You may need to squeeze the round area together so that both “legs” of the dipstick will go into the hole.


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Old 09-18-2020, 05:50 PM   #12
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Oh, I understand.
Mine just drops in.
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Oh, I understand.
Mine just drops in.
I have found the the repros (from Vintique of course) are a little small in diameter and fit a bit loose. On those I spread the legs a little so it holds tight and put a small 'o' ring on it.
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Old 09-18-2020, 08:32 PM   #14
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Default Re: Running engine with no dip stick?

I got a late 28 motor off of craigslist, covered in grease and road dirt, I only bought it because of the price and all the dirt kind of told me that nobody had messed with it in the last 70 years or so. Anyway it didn't have a dip stick and had plugged the hole it's self with oil and road dirt, it is a self healing type of thing if you run them long enough. Other holes were filled in the same manner. I took it apart and found the timing gear was off one tooth so whoever ran it probably wasn't real happy after the last guy worked on it. Still has a good multi disk so I am going to use it for a while in my off road truck.
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Old 09-18-2020, 10:23 PM   #15
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Oil going to blow out the dip stick hole?
Well I didn't know.......... so I tried it. My engine spits out oil and makes a mess, so for me the stick stays in the proper hole.
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Old 09-19-2020, 07:17 AM   #16
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Not a Model T but years ago the crankcase breather in my sons Chevy II got plugged up and crankcase pressure blew the dipstick out along with considerable oil. Quite a mess.
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Old 09-19-2020, 07:18 AM   #17
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Sorry, Model A
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Old 09-19-2020, 09:22 AM   #18
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Pump gravity and splash oil system.its like a monsoon in the crankcase,the connecting rod and crankshaft throw passes through a tray of oil each rotation with a little 'cup' or dipper picking up oil to lube the rod bearing,the rest splashes up against the cam and lifters,simple yet effective.
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Well I didn't know.......... so I tried it. My engine spits out oil and makes a mess, so for me the stick stays in the proper hole.
You have everyone laughing! Why in the world would u try it ! Unbelievable.
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Old 09-19-2020, 03:27 PM   #20
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Well I didn't know.......... so I tried it. My engine spits out oil and makes a mess, so for me the stick stays in the proper hole.

Well, thank you for the experiment.....now we know!
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