250 engine dipstick question

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NOTRED
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250 engine dipstick question

Post by NOTRED » Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:55 pm

Evening all,
I was just checking my oil level and noticed that the dipstick black metal tab does not touch the raised hole on the sump. It sits up with a gap of about 3 or 4 mm. Is this correct? Should it be touching? Could oil be coming out if it's not flush - or does the dipstick prevent this inside? Finally, which way is correct to secure clockwise and counterclockwise seem to both work? BTW here is a pic from the FCA Canada East Concours (1st in class)
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Re: 250 engine dipstick question

Post by tyang » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:47 pm

I think the dipstick plate should be flush with the flange on the oil pan.

The dipstick stays in place with friction, not turning.

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Re: 250 engine dipstick question

Post by NOTRED » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:37 pm

Tom would you mind measuring from the bottom of your dipstick to the underside of the tab? If you have a GTE in the shop - assume the 330 America would be different?
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Re: 250 engine dipstick question

Post by tyang » Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:23 am

dipstick.jpg
here's a picture of one I took yesterday. I'll take some measurements tomorrow.

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Re: 250 engine dipstick question

Post by rbgdvm » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:29 am

The dipstick in my "63 GTE is 5-5/8" from the tip to the bottom of the plate.
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Re: 250 engine dipstick question

Post by NOTRED » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:06 pm

Thanks for this! BTW I'm told by an old school mechanic up here that there should be a thin felt pad under the metal tab needed to fill in the 3mm gap.

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Re: 250 engine dipstick question

Post by tyang » Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:54 am

145 mm on the one I have at the shop.

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