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Old 05-13-2013, 12:17 AM   #1
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SVT dipstick tube

Hey everyone so I just did the SVT swap and I am just wondering how everyone else got there SVT dipstick tube in.
I had a hell of a time getting the zetec one out of there had to wiggle and pull and pull. I ended up being able to cut the o ring and then it came out with a good pull.
Took some pics of what it looks like now but I know it needs to go in more but don't know how to do it without bending the tube, its also not leaking any oil atm.
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:24 AM   #2
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Did you coat the o-ring in oil before you tried to install it? I just replaced my o-ring and it went in smoothly with fresh oil on it.
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Yeah I dipped it in a jug of oil did not want to go in more than what is shown in the picture
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Now that I think of it I had trouble getting my dipstick with the original o-ring back in, I broke the o-ring and I had to replace it with one I had from a water faucet assortment. After awhile I started to leak like I thought it would.

I just replaced it with the proper o-ring I bought from Tousley and slipped right in, so maybe you need a new one. The o-ring might swell up after time to make a good seal and makes it hard to reuse.
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:16 AM   #5
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I bought the tube from ford a couple months ago.
You think the o-ring swelled up from just sitting around ?
I think ill try taking off the o-ring and seeing if i can put the tube in without if so then the o-ring is too big. or just have to keep trying to put it in there.
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Didn't know it was brand new, the replacement ring I got wasn't the green one like the original. Keep trying to wiggle it in there I guess.
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Still no luck :(
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is there any thing still blocking the port? how far does it go in without the o-ring?
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:58 PM   #9
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mine just had to have some brute strength to put it in.
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is there any thing still blocking the port? how far does it go in without the o-ring?
No nothing is blocking the port. And its the same with or without the o-ring.
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