What oil dipstick

dickeymoore

dickeymoore

Master Mechanic
May 6, 2009
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Atlanta,Georgia
I have a sbc 406 and the stock oil dipsticks that i tried will not fit tight ,anyone know what oil dipstick I need that will fit tight in the block hole?
 
TURNA

TURNA

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Jul 24, 2009
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Socialist NY
What is it doing that it does not fit right?

Any SBC dipstick should work
 
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pagrunt

pagrunt

Geezer
Sep 14, 2014
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Elderton, Pa
Most matched dipstick/tubes for a '79 & older should work. Wish I remembered the GM p/n for the one I got for my 350.
 
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565bbchevy

565bbchevy

Geezer
Aug 8, 2011
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Michigan
Usually the tube is a tight fit and needs to be gently tapped into the block, I have always used an aftermarket chrome one for SBC.
 
565bbchevy

565bbchevy

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Aug 8, 2011
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Michigan
pontiacgp

pontiacgp

Canadian Prime Minister
Mar 31, 2006
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Kitchener, Ontario
Are you sure you have the right dipstick tube?, in those years they were a 2 piece

this is the lower



or this other style

 
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