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Wanted - dip stick and oil filler cap

Post by jrooney1991 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:06 pm

After the cam cover oil cap and dipstick for a 1600 laser pinto please!
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Re: Wanted - dip stick and oil filler cap

Post by D366Y » Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:00 am

Have you tried the usual places?

Failing that there are a couple on :ebay: for bith items you're after, though the prices seem to vary a fair bit...

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Post by jrooney1991 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:06 pm

Good shout! Found an oil filler cap (NOS as well!) but there appears to be two lengths of dipstick... anyone know which is which? I can’t see why they would vary between the pintos...
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Re: Wanted - dip stick and oil filler cap

Post by Peter-S » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:29 pm

jrooney1991 wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:06 pm
Good shout! Found an oil filler cap (NOS as well!) but there appears to be two lengths of dipstick... anyone know which is which? I can’t see why they would vary between the pintos...
I believe that the 2.0 is a slightly taller engine so presumably you need the shorter dipstick for your 1600
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Re: Wanted - dip stick and oil filler cap

Post by Jasonmarie » Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:08 am

Peter-S wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:29 pm
jrooney1991 wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:06 pm
Good shout! Found an oil filler cap (NOS as well!) but there appears to be two lengths of dipstick... anyone know which is which? I can’t see why they would vary between the pintos...
I believe that the 2.0 is a slightly taller engine so presumably you need the shorter dipstick for your 1600
Do you mean the dipstick is bigger on the 2.0 pinto :lol:
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Re: Wanted - dip stick and oil filler cap

Post by pbar » Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:28 am

My dipstick tube has always been loose, is that normal?

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Re: Wanted - dip stick and oil filler cap

Post by stevemarl » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:25 pm

I believe they can be pulled out so I guess loose would be possible but probably not `normal` as such? Thinks: if it can be moved up/down how do you know correct position so the stick dips correctly, is there some kind of stop/step?

(Unless I just mistook a "Carry-on" moment :lol: )

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Re: Wanted - dip stick and oil filler cap

Post by pbar » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:36 am

I've never moved it up and down as such (insert Sid James laugh here), but I can easily rotate it both ways. I have read the same on here from other members too, but always thought it never seemed quite normal.

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