Ahh, great idea, thanksMay have better luck from underneath. Once you find it then have somebody pass the dipstick tube down to you and you can guide it in.
Thanks, I'll look for that boss. I do have a lift, but right now the car is on the open floor, so I don't want to mess with exhaust. I will look for that boss and see what happens.Correct. Helps if the h-pipe is off too. From the bottom looking up you will see a boss on the block and the hole where the dipstick goes inserted.
If I have the car on jack stands and one of the stands is a little bit off-position, and then I shove the car, the car could rock and fall right off the jack stand, causing a lot of damage underneath. But yeah, better to damage the vehicle than yourself. I've read numerous horror stories about guys getting killed and/or stuck beneath a vehicle, sometimes dying slow, painful deaths. Scary stuff.My auto shop teacher taught us that once you have the car on jack stands and everyone is in the clear, give the car a good pull or shove. If the car moves on the jack stands, you better reset them until the car doesn't move. If the doesn't move, than you can be confident that it's not going to fall.
Excellent! Glad you got her resolved & running!Just to close out this thread, I wanted to say that I did eventually find a way to get direct sight of the dipstick hole in the block. It was a restricted angle, looking down by the end of the master cylinder. Once I had the hole in view, I immediately noticed that I had the dipstick going between the wrong header pipes. I moved the dipstick tube over into another opening between the headers (the correct one this time), and I got the tube fully seated into the hole in about 30 seconds. It was a piece of cake.... but this was after annoying myself for a solid hour, lol.
Got her all back together and running, with a fully functioning dipstick!
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