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Dauntless v6 225 Dip Stick Length

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Scotter270, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. Mar 4, 2010
    Scotter270

    Scotter270 New Member

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    I am trying to find out the length of the dipstick and tube. I have a new 1968 CJ5 with the Dauntless v6 225, but it has a dipstick that I know is not the original. Thanks
     
  2. Mar 4, 2010
    Dandy

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    I 'll check tonight,and let you know,if someone doesn't chime in first.
     
  3. Mar 4, 2010
    Scotter270

    Scotter270 New Member

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    Thanks! Very much appreciated!
     
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    Dandy

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    I'd like to know where to get a " new 1968 cj5":). The tube has 3 little bends in it.So as the crow fly's it's 9 15/16 overall. 9 1/16 from the top of the rib that goes into the block to the end of the tube. The stick is 22 1/2 from the end of the stick to the bottom of the stopper that sits on the to of the tube. Clear as mud, I know. hth.
     
  5. Mar 4, 2010
    Zoomer

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    There were at least 2 different lengths over the production period.

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    and widths....

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  6. Mar 4, 2010
    Daryl

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    :)Change the oil and make a mark so you know when it's full.:)
     
  7. Mar 5, 2010
    dvw86

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    I'm going through this same quandary. When I purchased my 225 the dipstick and tube obviously did not match. I purchased another set so I could compare them. I found that my first dipstick was cut down and hand marked. The second one makes reference to "4 quarts" and I believe that the 225 held 5 quarts so I am questioning if it is the wrong dipstick as well. Both dipsticks are the same length. I'm tempted to just buy a universal dipstick, cut it down and mark it after filling the engine with oil.
     
  8. Mar 5, 2010
    Dandy

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    Interesting.There looks to be quite a difference in length.Is there two different tubes also??? The one I have is the original one that came on a 68 cj5 with the 225.It is the thinner one in your pic.Thanks for the heads up.
     
  9. Mar 5, 2010
    Patrick

    Patrick Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, 2 different tube lengths I believe.
     
  10. Mar 5, 2010
    nickmil

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    I've seen some 225's that didn't use a tube. The dipstick "flange" sat right on the block. The other style had a tube and had the longer dipstick. There may have been another with a shorter tube but I'm not sure on that.
     
  11. Mar 5, 2010
    Daryl

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    Yep, some sat right on the deck without a tube, and I have had two different tubes.
     
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    Warloch

    Warloch Did you say Flattie??? Staff Member

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    I'm with Nick - I have, and have only seen the long tub that comes up about the manifold, and the no tub where it sits on the block.
     
  13. Mar 5, 2010
    hillbilly1

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    Mine doesn't have a tube. Short stick, really hard to get to, even harder to find the hole to put back in.
     
  14. Mar 5, 2010
    SandhillMike

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    another oddity is the width. My 70 has a narrow stick, when I broke it I pulled the one out of my spare engine and it wouldn't even fit in the tube.
     
  15. Mar 5, 2010
    Mcruff

    Mcruff Earlycj5 Machinist

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    The factory dipstick on my 1971 225 is marked capacity 4 quarts. You then add 1 quart for filter and prime.
     
  16. Mar 5, 2010
    Scotter270

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    Thanks everyone for the help. Mine has a tube that is about 6" long (as the crow flys), with 1 bend. The makeshift dipstick I have (aftermarket, empty the engine, fill with 5 quarts) would be about 22 1/2". I got a hold of a couple parts guys that might have one for me. Thanks Again, I hope to have picks up soon of it. :D
     
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    dvw86

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    Thanks. I noticed that on the picture in this thread as well. Kind of odd to mark the dipstick as 4 quarts and then put a capacity of five quarts in the manual. Thanks again for the explanation.
     
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    cj6/442

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    dvw86- I hear, the 4 qrts one is correct. but you put 5 qrts in the motor !!, I have no idea why they did such a stupid thing, 4-motor 1 in filter,,,, hell ,I ran just 4qrts for almost 9 years.
     
  19. Mar 6, 2010
    spize909

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    Mine is 23 3/4"
    Has 4-quart cap stamped on it and when 4 quarts are in it reads perfect.
    # on it is 1379886.
    I am not 100% sure but believe the engine to be pre '68 for sure and probably '66.
     
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