Wow! That is one beautiful MGA! I suspect you're right about the dipstick,
but I can't really answer that, being a B'ner myself.
on 4/5/01 11:33 AM, SCC at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I just took delivery of my '62 MGA MKII roadster. Pictures at
> http://homepage.interaccess.com/~campbell/MGA.htm if anybody is interested.
> It's my first MG, and I have a bonehead newbie question (the title of this
> message has a double meaning, as it turns out.)
> When I check the oil, it reads WAY over the 'max' mark. But the dipstick
> also falls all the way down into the oil pan and clunks on the bottom, and I
> need to push the rubber seal on the dip stick hole down over the shaft to
> make it seal. Almost like something is amiss. So before I go draining half
> the oil out of my engine (or, more accurately, only filling it up half way
> when I change it tomorrow), I want to make sure my dipstick isn't missing
> some sort of stopper ring that's designed to make it go only partly down
> into the pan. So is it normal for the dip stick to sit all the way down in
> the pan on the 1622 engine?
> Thanks so much for any help!
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the red one with the silver bootlid.
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