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A 134F question

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Wyo Eeyore, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. Dec 24, 2007
    Wyo Eeyore

    Wyo Eeyore Member

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    When I changed the oil today the dipstick tube was lose. Whin turning the top of the dipstick the tube turned a 1/4 way round before the dipstick came lose. Can I live with this or is it a big problem? Thanks in advance for the help.

    :) 64 CJ 5 Eeyore With lots of changes but still looks stock.

    :) 01 TJ Tigger
     
  2. Dec 24, 2007
    Howard Eisenhauer

    Howard Eisenhauer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It won't hurt anything to be loose but you may want to seal it to keep oil from seeping out where the tube goes into the block.

    H.
     
  3. Dec 24, 2007
    Wyo Eeyore

    Wyo Eeyore Member

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    Thanks H. I don't think any oil is comming out but water might. What would be a good seeler to use?
     
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    Glenn

    Glenn Kinda grumpy old man Staff Member

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    I put a bit of Permatex #2 on mine then lightly tapped on the top of mine to force it in further.
     
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    Howard Eisenhauer

    Howard Eisenhauer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    !?!

    Water??

    !?!


    If you got water coming outta there you got bigger problems than a loose dipstick R)

    That tube/hole go straight into the crankcase, pull the tube out & you can see right in. The way oil gets splashed around in there you *will* get seepage. Pull the tube, clean up the end & the hole real well & smear silicone sealer on both when you put it back together.

    H.
     
  6. Dec 24, 2007
    sammy

    sammy Coca-Cola?

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    WHEN YOU PULL THE TUBE...
    Watch your face and body. Use a wire and lever like the manual shows. I figured mine was lose, and I could use my "amazing man" power and pull it off.
    Well, I did.
    And then I almost lost a tooth, and spit a little blood and had a huge black lip for about 2 weeks
     
  7. Dec 24, 2007
    Wyo Eeyore

    Wyo Eeyore Member

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    Not water comming out. Water getting in to the crank case. No water crossings in the Black Hills much over the center of the wheel. If water can find a way in it would be a bad thing.
    I now plan to remove the tube and install with some sealer.

    :) Thanks for the help.
     
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2007
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