aftermarket dipstick leaks


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aftermarket dipstick leaks

Postby Baunix63 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:50 am



Seers,

after changing oil the dipstick is leaking. Bevore I reasembled I cleaned the tube of the dipstick and the lock nut.
As I got the GL from the PO it was dry.
Is there a sealing an o-ring in the lock nut?

And thanks to that forum! Reading here helped me to clear my starter and starter clutch problems I had.
We do not have seafoam in Europe, Germany, but the techncal sheet told me that it is pure petroleum, that I can get more easier.
But I used a special fluid from LiquiMoly that is used for cleaning engines of VW, Audi, BMW etc.
Great result by using it once!

greetings from Bavaria!

Michael


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Re: aftermarket dipstick leaks

Postby Wilcoy02 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:29 pm

did you use a crush washer on it??

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Re: aftermarket dipstick leaks

Postby Baunix63 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:41 pm

Seers,

no, I didn´t se anything there.

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Re: aftermarket dipstick leaks

Postby bcassel » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:44 pm

My J C Whitney dipstick leaked only slightly, and just once. I pulled it off and wiped the compression ring clean with a lint free rag, same for the connection and then put it back on. You do have to be careful not to OVER-TIGHTEN the compression fitting. Just snug, don't whiten your knuckles getting it tight.

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Re: aftermarket dipstick leaks

Postby Baunix63 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:56 am

Seers,

ok, now I understand the sealing
I think the rust I cleaned off was the rest of the crush washer...


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