On my 1275, the dip stick hits the bottom of the pan with a "clunk"
when inserted. Is this too deep of penetration thus reading higher
oil level than really there is???? What's the proper depth??
'62 MKII Sprite
1275 - weber
Subject: Re: Dip stick spacer.
Author: Ulix Goettsch <firstname.lastname@example.org> at SONYCOM
Date: 1/4/99 3:32 PM
Hmmm, does this spacer raise the dip stick out of the tube?!
This would explain why I lose oil pressure when brakling hard - I am
running too little oil because my dip stick sits too low!
Frank, could you clarify?
On Mon, 4 Jan 1999, Frank Clarici wrote:
> Noel, William M wrote:
> . Seems I recall reading that
> > there is a felt/wool spacer that fits around the dipstick and seals the
> > tube. Is this correct?
> > I have looked at the catalogs that I have and don't see a part like
> I can only speak for 1275s here.
> The dipsticks did have a thin rubber pad. They are about 3/16" thick.
> An assortment of plumbing faucet washers will provide something useable.
> (not Concours or original but for less then a buck you can buy package
> of them.) If you have a friendly hardware store nearby, ask them if you
> can pick one out of their bin. It should only cost about a dime or so.
> Take the dipstick with you, it needs to fit tight enough so it will not
> fall off when you check the oil. Get the flat kind not the cone shaped
> faucet washers.
> Good luck
> Frank Clarici
> Toms River, NJ
> Lots of LBCs
Ulix __/__,__ ___/__|\__
'67 Sprite '74 X1/9