Dipstick is hitting my crank
GTO Forum Members,
I have to tap this resource again please. I have a '64 GTO and the dipstick is hitting the crank (rapid ticking noise). I can even see where the stick itself is buggered up on the end. The noise is intermittent and it does not always rub.
I can tell the dipstick is not OEM, rather a cheap one that has "Made in China" stamped on it. Many of you have probably seen one. It has a large red rubber coated handle with a small felt washer, and adjustable cap.
If the lower tube is there, can a cheap universal dipstick be the culprit or does it definitely mean the lower dipstick tube is missing or fell off?
I fear that the lower dipstick tube is either missing or fell off and I have to pull the motor/pan. I hope you guys have some good news that it is only the cheap dipstick.
If the cheapo dipstick is the cause, where can I find a quality replacement for a '64 389? Google searches come up empty handed.
Thank you kindly,