What does it take to find a dipstick tube that fits my timing cover?
New timing cover, inserted my old dipstick had to lightly tap in it..with grease...almost couldn't get it out after it wouldn't seat all the way..ended up cracking the end of the tube, dodged a bullet getting it out in one piece. Purchased a new Scott Drake dipstick tube, looks nice...same fitment issue.
Is it the timing cover holes that are now too small or are the dipstick tubes are too large? I guess they could be being made in China with metric conversion to English units not quite being the same.
Seems like somebody could make a dipstick tube that matches the hole on a timing cover...or a timing cover that has the correct hole size for the dipstick tube.
Thoughts or am I stuck with sanding to fit?
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