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Old 04-21-2019, 08:27 PM
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So I just finished our GM L96 6.0L build for our 65 Cutlass. I used a Holley 302-3 oil pan and bought the LS3 dipstick (part # 12669528) and tube (part # 12625031), which are the exact parts Holley recommends in their instructions for use with this oil pan. When I insert the dipstick in the tube it goes all the way in but when we try to remove the dipstick it gets caught on something inside the pan and it also gets caught on the end of the tube and you have to remove the tube in order to feed the dipstick back up the tube. What's very odd is that Holley's dipstick and tube kit (part # 320-15) says their dipstick for this pan measures 26.25 inches from inside the handle to the end of the dipstick. When I measure the LS3 dipstick from inside the handle to the tip it measures just over 31.5 inches. At this length the dipstick is resting on the bottom of the oil pan. I did try to use the dipstick tube that came with the engine that measure about 1.25 inches longer then the LS3 dipstick tube, but I still run into the same problem with the dipstick getting caught on something inside the engine and also the end of the tube. I also made sure that I cut the windage tray just like the instruction said. So with all this said, am I missing something, am I doing something wrong and has anyone else ran into this issue? Does anyone have any recommendations for another dipstick I can use? Thanks for all of the help and Happy Easter.

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Here are my LS3 tube/stick combo with the Holley 302-3 pick-up tube. Just below the windage tray. Me thinks you got sent a truck dip stick.



I just put about 5L in the pan today and it is registering correctly.

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I purchased the 302-3 oil pan and recommended tube and dipstick and didn't have any issues. I would verify, as I believe mentioned above, to ensure you were not sent the wrong part.
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Thanks guys. That is what I am thinking as well.. Thanks for the help
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Toddocky on this site works for Holley - pm him or perhaps he’ll chime in.
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Originally Posted by Michael Yount View Post
Toddocky on this site works for Holley - pm him or perhaps he’ll chime in.
Hopefully the Bat-Signal is working today...
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SLWRDE sent me a PM that I responded to...the Bat-Signal is in working order.
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SLWRDE sent me a PM that I responded to...the Bat-Signal is in working order.
The system WORKS! lol
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Lol!!!
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Holy Cow!!!! Rhymes with POW!
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I am the man from Nantucket.
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Thanks for putting that visual in my head.
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lol...that's probably comedy more suited for posting on the yellowbullet site.
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So it turns out that the dipstick I had was label with the wrong part #. Go figure. Stopped by the dealership on the way home to pick up the correct dipstick ( Part # 12669528) and it fit like a charm. After comparing the two dipsticks it appears like the truck dipsticks have a blue o-ring at the top by the handle and the cars have a red o-ring. Thanks for all of the help.
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