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Re: New MGA and some dipstick advice...

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Subject: Re: New MGA and some dipstick advice...
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2001 12:40:59 -0700
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 wrote:

> I just took delivery of my '62 MGA MKII roadster.  Pictures at
> 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!
> Scott


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the red one with the silver bootlid.

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