1967 Pontiac GTO Dipstick

  • 1967 PONTIAC GTO

Engine Mechanical problem
1967 Pontiac GTO Manual 67,000 miles

I recently got a dipstick from another used vehicle; when I put it in my GTO and started it up, I heard a noise and immediately shut the motor off. When I checked the engine, the dipstick was gone! If it's gone down into the oil pan, is there a way other than pulling the motor to get it? I've tried magnets to no avail. Have you ever heard of this?

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Thursday, November 5th, 2009 AT 10:11 PM

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Dipsticks are engine specific. So if you got one out of a 400 it could be to long. You need to get one out of the same type of car/oil pan. As far as getting the dipstick out you can pull the pan without removing the engine. YO need to jack the motor up and turn the crank a certain way and the pan will slide out. Not easy and hard to explain which way to turn the crank, you'll have to experiment on your own.

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