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Stuart Sirius Engine dipstick dimensions


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Old 04-21-2019, 09:51:26 PM
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Default Stuart Sirius Engine dipstick dimensions

I recently acquired this Sirius steam engine and generator at an auction. It needs a little work, there are no brushes and one of the caps for the brushes is missing, but this seems minor to me unless the generator had other problems and was taken apart to try to fix it. Also the screens for the end of the generator are missing, but don't look like a problem to make. The engine looks to be in good shape and all there except that the dipstick was either broken off or cut off right near the cap. I need the dimensions for making a new one, especially the length from the bottom of the cap to the end of the dipstick and then the length from the bottom of the dipstick to the low oil mark and the max oil mark. I am going to clean and lube it and try running it on air first, if all works well I will replace the drain valve in the intake manifold with a displacement oiler and hope to get it running on steam.
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Default Re: Stuart Sirius Engine dipstick dimensions

I have a Sirius but it doesn't have the tall tube , like 1/2" lg. When I look in the opening I see a 1/4" rod sticking up from the bottom. I assume that the top of the rod was the oil level. It looks like that there may be something broken/missing from the inside of the cap?? I will be interested to hear from other Sirius owners. Ron
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