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Old 10-18-2013, 07:44 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Alright....got it back today. Everything is good except for one thing. The engine was off of a silverado, it appears, because the oil dipstick tube is now about 10 inches lower than where it was previously. This leads me to believe that it will not read correctly and that it's going to a huge pain in the ass every time I want to look at my oil level.

I would love for someone to tell me that all I need to do is attach a hose to the end of it and ghetto rig it, but something tells me that's not the right way.

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Old 10-18-2013, 10:16 PM   #12 (permalink)
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find out how much oil the engine should have. buy that amount. Drain the existing oil. Refill with stock volume oil. Read dipstick. If not a normal reading on the dipstick, mark it at the new non-stock level.

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Old 10-21-2013, 08:01 AM   #13 (permalink)
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You need to find out from them if it has the Blazer oil pan or the Silverado oil pan. If they tried to install it and found that the pan wouldn't let it fit, they would have swapped pans. In an ideal world, they would have also swapped the dipstick and tube.

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