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01-13-2020 07:27 AM
cJAY904
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Originally Posted by ttounsley View Post
cJAY904,

Besides having to cut the dipstick, when you installed the dipstick, did you do/use anything special to install it? Use an RTV/retaining compound or anything like that? Just insert and gently tap it into place?
I did not use anything and I do not have any leaking. I just tapped it into place. Not sure if this was needed, but i ran the engine up to normal temperature, and I had the tube in the freezer. I figured it wouldn't hurt.
01-10-2020 12:57 PM
ttounsley cJAY904,

Besides having to cut the dipstick, when you installed the dipstick, did you do/use anything special to install it? Use an RTV/retaining compound or anything like that? Just insert and gently tap it into place?
01-07-2020 12:33 PM
ttounsley cJAY904,

Thanks for this. I went ahead and pulled the trigger since it came with the dipstick as well. MATT1981CJ7 had a good one as well and will keep that as a backup in case I screwup the install of this new one.
01-07-2020 08:34 AM
cJAY904 I have fought this fight. I found one from an AMC eagle (short) that fit and I cut my dip stick.

https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/a...-tube-4143769/
01-06-2020 04:11 PM
Matt1981CJ7 This one is made for a AMC Eagle 258, so it's much shorter, but it should fit. You'll have to cut the dipstick accordingly.

http://www.bjsoffroad.com/Oil-Dipsti...der_p_692.html

Matt
01-06-2020 12:40 PM
ttounsley I guess there is no money to be made making these replacement tubes or someone would be doing it. Crazy I can find them for them for the V8 but not the 258.
01-06-2020 12:38 PM
ttounsley
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Try this (reduced size)
jay-h,

That is an interesting alternative and might have to try that route if I a unable to locate anything else. Thanks!
01-05-2020 08:55 AM
jay-h Try this (reduced size)
01-05-2020 08:52 AM
jay-h I've tried several times and the picture does not post. Don't know why, never had this problem before.
01-05-2020 08:44 AM
jay-h I can't believe this happened to someone else!

Mine snapped off right by the block. Got this fitting from Home Depot, drilled out the bore slightly, trimmed the stalk to fix up the small amount of additional length. Works fine. (in the 2 weeks it was broken before I knew it, no oil dripped out, so tight sealing is not that critical.
01-05-2020 08:43 AM
keith460 The easiest way to get the tube back in is to freeze it overnight. Pull it out of the freezer and coat the upper inserted portion with Bearing & Shaft Retaining compound. Use an oak wood stick or a tool like Matt made and hammer it gently back into place.


PM me if you need a complete, long version, 258 engine oil tube with dipstick. I just may part with it but I have to find it first or I may have sold it already.
01-05-2020 08:43 AM
jay-h https://i0.wp.com/www.powerlineblog....pg?w=496&ssl=1
01-05-2020 07:01 AM
Matt1981CJ7 This is a homemade tool designed for installing the dipstick tube. It was made from a socket of equal diameter as the tube (5/16" or 3/8" maybe?). It allows you to tap the tube into place from a bit of an angle away from the tube.

Hope this helps.

Matt
01-04-2020 05:33 PM
oldschool74cj5 hello

if you are not looking for a original one. mopar still makes one that is made for the later yj's. i believe morris jeep have them. you will need to get the new dipstick that goes with it also.

oldschool
01-04-2020 11:48 AM
ttounsley Wildcard, what type did you get and where did you get it?
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