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How to install oil dipstick tube...

I got a problem with oil shooting out of the dip. tube. my tube wont stay in the block, just falls out. Is there a clip or something to hold these in? I have another 302 sitting in garage but cant seem to get that one's tube out... It's seems stuck and the one i'm using falls out HELP!


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The tube should have an attachment that fits behind a header bolt to keep is stable.


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The tube has never been stuck in the block since i bout it. it was zip tied onto the brake system but will just fall out from normal driving. When i stick the tube in the block hole, it will wiggle around about an inch, its like its just hanging in there.

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Sounds like someone has the wrong dipstick tube in there.Aslo a clogged pcv system will cause same thing as blowby but the pcv valve is just clogged.
Also I think the dipstick tubes are pressed into the block.You can try to pull hard on the tube and put some WD-40 on it.
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