Oil Dip Stick Tube
I was cheking the oil on my '77 and the dip stick tube fell out. Tried to push it back in but, it is far to loose to do that. I'm not sure that the tube is the right one for this L48 motor. The hole in the block looks like it is threaded. At the bottom of the tube there is a flared portion 1-1/2 inches from the bottom but, I can't press it in because the tube only inserts 3/4 of an inch. II would like to drive the car very temporarily but, I'm afraid oil will spill out. Could I insert some kind of plug to seal the tube or should I just order a new one and hope it will fit? I doubt I am getting an accurrate reading of the oil level. I have read here that some wrap aluminium foil around the tube to make it snug, however, this one is really loose and would take quite a bit of foil. Any suggestions would be much appreaciated. Thanks!