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Old 06-06-2018, 04:49 PM
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Old 06-06-2018, 05:37 PM
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Me thinks Alan is in research mode for a price point

I see a new product coming.....
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Old 06-06-2018, 06:57 PM
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I have the metal tube from Superior and used a "Real Gasket". First time I completely eliminated leaks thanks to the gasket material.

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Old 06-18-2018, 06:10 AM
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Be carefull when you safety-wire the tube. Due to the for and back motion when loosening an tightening the dip-stick, the safety wire at the tube to case connection, getts loose.

I safety wired mine in both directions, so thogether with the Real-Gasket is is absolutely dry now.

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Old 06-18-2018, 03:35 PM
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Default Dipstick tube safety wire

I second the recommendation for the "Real" gasket - works wonders. But, don't forget it is 1/8th" thick, and Lyc gasket is near 0 thick, so your oil levels will be a bit high.

Re-the safety wire and tightening the dipstick - my local A&P taught me a number of years ago that folks way over tighten the dipstick, leading to some of the leakage and back and forth issue. It turns out that the upper o-ring seal does not require very much tightening - just very gently tighten - and it will hold just fine. Try it!
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