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Dipstick tube replacement

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Old 06-17-2019, 04:43 PM
 
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Dipstick tube replacement

The dipstick tube for the 312 on my 57 broke and I purchased a new tube recently. The old tube had broken and it looked like someone tried to weld it back together before I owned the car and it eventually broke. Iím having trouble fitting the tube with the engine in the car and I really donít want to pull the engine for this. Can I remove the heater for better access or has anyone else ran into a similar problem?
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Old 06-18-2019, 10:25 PM
 
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Removing the blower assembly will give you room to work. If you can raise the car, try that first. In the past, the replacement tubes were a terrible fit. I hope they have changed.
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Old 06-18-2019, 10:53 PM
 
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Thank you! Thanks for your replies. You have been incredibly helpful with all my issues over the last year since I found this site!
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