45" Dipstick Replacement Part?

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45" Dipstick Replacement Part?

Unread post by simimiller » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:43 pm

Anyone know where I can get a replacement dipstick that's 45" long for my 220 (RM350)?

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Re: 45" Dipstick Replacement Part?

Unread post by badbillybiker » Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:38 am

Hmmm... if you can braze, get a old? speedometer cable, get a used transmission dip stick top and make your own...\nor,,, I belieVe you have a 3128? ...junk yards should still have a lot of those engines........\nFWIW.\nBBB

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Re: 45" Dipstick Replacement Part?

Unread post by simimiller » Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:41 am

Thanks. I'm also considering using a shorter dipstick. There is a break in the line that is connected with a rubber hose and could shorten the run.

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Re: 45" Dipstick Replacement Part?

Unread post by KB2CRK » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:04 am

I also have a rubber hose in the dipstick tube. I wonder if Travco had to make them longer.

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Re: 45" Dipstick Replacement Part?

Unread post by badbillybiker » Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:53 pm

I had my "broken" dipstick repaired as the end of the dipstick kept missing the other end \non the engine due to separation...and a new rubber piece of connective hose installed.fixed the problem\nThe reason for the connective hose in the middle of the dipstick tube?\nBecause it is solidly mounted at the very top end near the radiator.. and on the oil pan. \nThe rubber tube allows for engine movement and if the tube was one piece the whole length, \nit would break with the first engine torking taking off from a dead stop!\nJMO\nFWIW\nHTH\nBBB

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Re: 45" Dipstick Replacement Part?

Unread post by Franknsr » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:09 am

A dodge Cummins dipstick is 44.5" long if that helps.

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Re: 45" Dipstick Replacement Part?

Unread post by simimiller » Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:01 pm

badbillybiker wrote:Hmmm... if you can braze, get a old? speedometer cable, get a used transmission dip stick top and make your own...\nor,,, I belieVe you have a 3128? ...junk yards should still have a lot of those engines........\nFWIW.\nBBB
\n\nAll good suggestions! Thanks very much. Also to everyone who responded. Very helpful - I'll let you know how it turns out. Taking her out this weekend and don't want to burn up!

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