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Oil level?
Posted by: Unsafe140 ()
Date: June 10, 2018 06:01PM

Ok So I removed oil pan while I am doing a bit of sealing etc.

While in there I cut off the dipstick tube just below the case.

My dipstick reads full only 1/4" below the case. Guess this is normal,

but wanted to be sure Im running the correct length dipstick?

Seems much closer than necessary to the lifter bores.

After seeing this up close for sure I am going to install the six

lifter bore baffles before closing it back up.

Any screw/bolt size/depth recommendations before I put drill bit to case?

Thank you

Joel
Cave Creek, AZ
1965 Corsa 140 tele

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Re: Oil level?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: June 10, 2018 06:27PM

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Re: Oil level?
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: June 10, 2018 06:36PM

The oil level is normal as you describe it. The only reason you would need the baffles is if you are going to autocross or road race. I have yet to starve an engine on any cloverleaf and I bet I drive way harder than most of you.

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Re: Oil level?
Posted by: Unsafe140 ()
Date: June 10, 2018 08:49PM

Thank you

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Re: Oil level?
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: June 11, 2018 10:20AM

vairmech Wrote:
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> The oil level is normal as you describe it. The
> only reason you would need the baffles is if you
> are going to autocross or road race. I have yet to
> starve an engine on any cloverleaf and I bet I
> drive way harder than most of you.


UNLESS, you drive in Canada where off ramps seem to have no banking or even be curved to the outside!
There is one particular Canadian clover I drive frequently on my return trips that has an outside banked esse heading into it, and a rather flat-curved ramp leading to the overpass.
I have starved my engine on more than one occasion going through there.
If the tires ain't squealing at 120, you just ain't havin' fun!grinning smiley

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater

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Re: Oil level?
Date: June 11, 2018 10:38AM

American Mel Wrote:
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> vairmech Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > The oil level is normal as you describe it. The
> > only reason you would need the baffles is if
> you
> > are going to autocross or road race. I have yet
> to
> > starve an engine on any cloverleaf and I bet I
> > drive way harder than most of you.
>
>
> UNLESS, you drive in Canada where off ramps seem
> to have no banking or even be curved to the
> outside!
> There is one particular Canadian clover I drive
> frequently on my return trips that has an outside
> banked esse heading into it, and a rather
> flat-curved ramp leading to the overpass.
> I have starved my engine on more than one occasion
> going through there.
> If the tires ain't squealing at 120, you just
> ain't havin' fun!grinning smiley
<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Of course you are talking 120 Kph - which is a measly 74.6 'REAL' Mph!! smoking smiley
Just gotta H8 on those hypocritical Ministers of the Bureaus of Canad-eh! They require every package/announcement/sign/flyer/warning/stamp to have FRENCH and English, but then DO NOT post the speed limit in both Kph and Mph to make it easier on us U.S.A. Imperialists that bring our U.S. DOLLARS to keep our speed in check!!

You, American Mel, have probably gotten used to it by now... grinning smiley


Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza 'Vert (SOLD) ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: Oil level?
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: June 11, 2018 01:46PM

Okay, you got me on that one. grinning smiley
I was wondering how long it would take someone to realize that I was talking Klicks and not "Real MPH".eye rolling smiley
But when the roads are not cambered correctly, 75mph can be a trick.winking smiley

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater

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