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Oil pan dipstick leak modification

DeepC73

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Hello,
Like many of you, my 73 Bronco has been leaking oil everywhere from around the dipstick. I scoured the forums looking for ideas and solutions. Originally I was going to take it apart and try a different solution. However, after disassembly I came up with another idea. I used a 7/16 tap and dye to thread the original push in tube on the oil pan. The 7/16 fits the outer sleeve of the original dipstick tube perfectly. After replacing the gasket and replacing the rivets with bolts I came up with this configuration. I am reassembling tomorrow. I will keep you all posted.

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56f100bbw

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No leak

I modified mine and it works great no leaks drill and tap cast iron made new gasket and thread sealant on bolts
 

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DeepC73

DeepC73

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Did you use rev on the gasket? Did you gasket both sides? Just wondering. I ended up putting a gasket on both sides. I think it was overkill, but really tired of it leaking.
 
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DeepC73

DeepC73

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Well, I didn’t think this through completely. Due to the curve in the dipstick tube, it won’t screw in once in place because it hits the fender well. DAMNIT! Lol
 
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