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post #1 of 8 Old 08-21-2017, 08:12 AM Thread Starter
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AMC 258 oil dipstick tube

I am looking for a source for a AMC 258 dipstick tube. Bulltear has them for a v8, not the i6. I have tried my local junk yard and all they had was junk. Does anyone have a good suggestion? Thank you in advance. BTW, the Omix-ADA one does not fit.

Thank you in advance!!

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post #2 of 8 Old 08-21-2017, 11:51 AM
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Hi is it possiable you still have a piece of the old tube in the hole?
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post #3 of 8 Old 08-22-2017, 07:29 AM Thread Starter
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Hi is it possiable you still have a piece of the old tube in the hole?
good luck
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Nope. I was able to successfully extract the all of the old tube. That's how I can tell the New one I got is not even close to as long as the original, especially below the retaining rings.
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post #4 of 8 Old 08-22-2017, 08:26 AM
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Measure the length of the dip stick coming through engine side of both tubes. That is the critical length. If you didn't get a new dipstick with the tube adjust the length of the old to fit or you can buy an adjustable length stick. do the math and drive on!

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Sorry for the bump of my own thread. I wanted to write up what i did in case anyone ever finds this thread.

I tried a few replacement tubes, one off a 4.0 Junk yard and Omix-ADA. Neither one of them worked. They both had different lengths below the retaining rings. When driven in (after lots of effort) the dipstick was very difficult to get in and the shape was wrong.

After lots of searching, I decided to try a tube from an amc eagle 258. I ordered it from BJsOffroad (Part Number:01-1051). It is not the same as the original jeep part, but it fit great and was installed easily as it should have been. It is short, very short, but the tube is the right fit for the block. I was planning on brazing my old tube to the new one, but didn't mind the look of the short tube. I did some measuring and testing. Finally i cut the dipstick to the correct size and made some marks to indicate proper oil level.

The result is great. I have to reach deeper into the engine bay to grab the dipstick, but everything else is great!

I hope this helps someone down the road.
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post #6 of 8 Old 06-22-2019, 06:43 AM
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Thanks cJay904! I’ve been looking all over for a dipstick tube that would fit into the block. I’ll make adjustments once I fill my rebuild with oil. Great info!
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I bought this dipstick and tube from eBay works great fit was perfect and lenght was correct for my 1985 Jeep cj7 258 L6

AMC JEEP 6 CYLINDER DIP STICK OIL GAUGE AND TUBE FOR 1972 - 1981 JEEP CJ, DJ AND TRUCK WITH AMC 232 AND 258 6 CYL ENGINES
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Just wanted to add this screen shot to my previous reply.the seller is barneysjeepparts on ebay, when you read the description of the item it will say works for 1982 to 1986 jeep
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