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Re: Dipstick Stop

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Subject: Re: Dipstick Stop
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Mon, 02 Jun 2003 09:10:53 -0700
Hmm, Barney generally has the word on these things, but that doesn't seem to
describe the dipstick on my 66 B... I will take another look at it, but it
does not have a boot and it really seems to have a hard stop, that fits into
the tube like a tapered cork.

on 6/1/03 6:24 PM, Barney Gaylord at wrote:

> At 09:48 AM 6/1/03 -0600, wrote:
>> Can anyone tell me the distance between the lower and of the dipstick and
>> the stop.  Mine is missing the stop and it makes it real difficult to
>> figure out the actual oil level.  Also, what does the stop look like ? ....
> I don't think any MGA or MGB engine should have a dipstick stop.  It drops
> down to rest on the bottom of the oil pan where there is a upward raised
> flat bottom dimple in the pan that serves as the seating surface.  Marks on
> the dipstick are then the actual depth of oil from the bottom of the pan.
> There should be a rubber dust seal (inverted rubber cup) on the
> dipstick.  Push that down to rest on top of the guide tube.
> Barney Gaylord
> 1958 MGA with an attitude


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
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