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  • Engine: Champion Oil Fill Tube

    Does anyone know what holds the oil fill tube in place? It looks as though it is an interference fit. I want to remove it to weld a pipe fitting on the side for PCV fresh air inlet.
    1948 M15A-20 Flatbed Truck Rescue
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  • #2
    Yes, it is pushed into the engine block about an inch , twist and pull using a sheet of aluminum wrapped around it. Use an oil filter wrench or pliers. Do not dent it is the name of the game....


    • #3
      I've wiggled them out before using a rubber mallet.


      • #4
        I've had to Vice-Grip them and pop 'em out with a slide hammer before.
        Just be sure to put them back to the original depth.
        I've had wacky ticking noises before.....
        Ticking noises that turned out to be the dipstick hitting the crankshaft if turned 'just so'....
        HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)


        Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain

        Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)


        • #5
          Thanks all. Was hoping that it was better attached... So what type of sealer is used to seal and maybe affix?
          1948 M15A-20 Flatbed Truck Rescue
          See rescue progress here on this blog:


          • #6
            Press fits do not require anything on the surfaces. The clocking as well as the depth is important on these because of the angle of the pipe, so mark it.

            You wiggle it out, and drive it in with a block of wood and a hammer.
            Second Generation Stude Driver,
            Proud '54 Starliner Owner


            • #7
              StudeRich is right. Don't put anything on it. Ideally you scribed how far it was into the block before it was removed. Otherwise I would put it in about half way, put three quarts of oil in the engine, then tap it down until the oil lines up on the bottom line of the dipstick. It will go in easily with a block of wood and a hammer. Just don't go too far. It will not fall out. There are some pictures of mine here. My dipstick will hit the crank if it is rotated wrong so I have a yellow painted line on the cap that I just point forward. The dipstick will only hit when the engine is hot so the first time it happened I really panicked. Sounded like a bad rap developing as I drove down the road!