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B&S L-head engine - Suggestions for oil level checking in non-OEM configuration


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shorten the dipstick and tube equally
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Default Re: B&S L-head engine - Suggestions for oil level checking in non-OEM configuration

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Funnel w/ extension tube into original fill port.

If I made my own dipstick/plug, what diameter rod should I use? Material? Any concerns with a 6” – 7” dipstick not mostly surrounded by a tube or tubular passage?
I've used 3/16 brass brazing rod. its rigid enough to not move around and easy enough to get a solid mount in the plug fitting. as I said earlier. drill a 3/16 thru hole and press the rod thru the hole. Make sure the engine is full with the original stick then when your fabbed stick goes in just mark the oil level with a file.
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Default Re: B&S L-head engine - Suggestions for oil level checking in non-OEM configuration

slip knot,

I believe the port is 3/8” NPT, not ½”. However, I was looking at fittings yesterday. I intend to fab one with 3/16” brass rod; either a 3/8” MIP x ¼” pneumatic male nipple or hose bare adapter; and O-ring. I think ID of ¼” pneumatic nipple or barb is a few thousands less than 3/16”, and I have or have free access to those materials. Additionally, I may be able to use the nipple or barb to make some sort of grip for tool-free tightening/loosening. Thanks for the advice. Your general idea should work.
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