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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 18th, 18, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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Dip stick tube removal 454 mark 4

I'm removing the stock exhaust manifolds in my 67 Camaro to make way for headers. But I'm having troubles navigating the dipstick tube.
It's a 454 mark IV and the tube goes into the stock oil pan. Doesn't appear to be any bolts, but looks like it's just a slide-n-fit operation.
How do I remove the dipstick tube? Do I simply pull it out? It's very snug and tugging at it is met with a lot of resistance. I don't want to break anything.
Thanks in advance for any tips, or information.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 18th, 18, 08:10 PM
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Mine always had a bracket going to one of the manifold/ header bolts. Double check that before pulling too much.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 19th, 18, 03:20 AM
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Re: Dip stick tube removal 454 mark 4

Once you remove any bracket bolt from the head/exhaust manifold it should just slide out, but I have seen them with a clip. They can be pretty seized in there depending on condition also.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 19th, 18, 06:16 AM
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Re: Dip stick tube removal 454 mark 4

I've seen them on SBC be very tight where an expanding ID puller (with a slide hammer) was needed after the tube broke off while trying to remove it.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 19th, 18, 10:26 AM
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Re: Dip stick tube removal 454 mark 4

I know you don't want to hear this. but the easiest way is to remove the pan and use a punch
find a tapered punch and insert into the tube as far as you can without forcing . then grab it with vise grips and start pulling and slight twisting at the same time. if you can safely, use a little heat on the block NOT THE TUBE
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 19th, 18, 12:41 PM
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Re: Dip stick tube removal 454 mark 4

I removed the tube on my 67 L35 last year for its first time since '67 and it took a good tug once the manifold bolt was removed.
The rubber O-ring that seals the tube in the oil pan gets rock hard with age and causes binding. I performed a few gentle circular movements and then gave it a very firm straight-up pull and it came out. Wear gloves because when it suddenly releases it can cut.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 20th, 18, 12:43 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Dip stick tube removal 454 mark 4

Thank you for all of your tips and info.
After unbolting the dip stick bracket on the manifold, I gave the tube a tug and it eventually came out of the pan.
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