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Steve & Nancy Riffe
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Date:  7-11-2016
Number of Hours:  1.00
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Brief Description:  Dipstick tube-Install and Safety Wire

Another scorcher in the shop today—sure slows production. I installed the dipstick tube—I used a rubber gasket (RG72059) instead of the supplied paper gasket. A number of builders have reported leaks with the paper gasket. After screwing the tube in, I needed to safety wire it—hmm, a bunch of my wiring is blocking access to the lower portion of the tube. So, I removed 3 adel clamps and several zip ties to pull the wiring back where I could get at the bottom of the tube. I safety wired the tube using a convenient hole already drilled in the engine block for the anchor. Then, I spent a good bit of time re-assembling the adel clamps along with the associated wiring.
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Dipstick tube installed and safety wired

Dipstick tube installed and safety wired

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Had to remove clamps and move wiring to safety wire tube

Had to remove clamps and move wiring to safety wire tube

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