Page created by T July 27th 2012:
The Dipstick is used to measure the amount of Oil in the Engine's Sump. ===Bent Dipstick Tube:===During a rebuild it's possible for the Dipstick Tube to become bent and allow the Dipstick to collide with the No 5 Bigend.
Dipstick Relocation From VB-VK Commodore Into Kingswood:
Kingswood Dipstick Tube Removal:
Insert a Phillips Head Screwdriver with as large a diameter as will fit into the Dipstick Tube. This will prevent the Dipstick Tube from being crushed and the Handle will prevent it from falling into the Sump. Scribe a Line where the Tube meets the Crankcase. Grip the Dipstick Tube with Pliers. Twist and pull the Tube upwards to remove it.
Kingswood Dipstick Tube Installation:
Thoroughly clean the Dipstick Tube then smear Holden Sealant around the Tube where the end enters the Crankcase. Insert the Phiilips Head Screwdriver back into the Tube. Then tap the Tube into the Crankcase until the Scribe Line meets the Crankcase.
You will need to check the accuracy of the Dipstick at subsequent Oil Changes by comparing the amount of Oil poured into the Engine with the Dipstick Reading.If the Dipstick under-reads, you will need to tap the Dipstick Tube down until it reads correctly.If the Dipstick over-reads, you will need to raise the Dipstick Tube until it reads correctly.