Is that with a new filter or not? Did you run the engine to get the
oil at operating temp and then drain? Curious....
62 Sprite MKII
Subject: Re: Dip stick spacer.
Author: Peter C <email@example.com> at SONYCOM
Date: 1/6/99 2:21 PM
Please don't shoot me, but what I did when faced with this dilemma was pour
in exactly the amount of oil specified in the capacities section of your
favorite manual, let it sit (drain down) for a while, then put the dipstick
in till it reads full and mark that spot. Then put on the washer as Frank C
suggests. (I always used an old coil wire boot myself)
At 10:57 AM 1/6/99 -0500, Dave Vrba wrote:
> 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
> Dublin, CA
>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
1 very rough Innocenti
(the Sprite with an accent)
among other LBCs and 4WDBCs
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