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HOW TO DO AN ADVANCED SEARCH.

Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:56 pm by Admin


For the benefit of 944Hybrids users there are two search functions available for you to use.
The purpose of this sticky is to explain the "Advanced Search" function because it is much more powerful and is the best choice when researching information.

When you log on to the site a list of options is shown in a line at the top of the page. One option is labelled "Search", use this option (NOT the search box lower down on the right).

After you click on the upper search option, a drop down box appears. At the bottom of this box is a radio button marked "Advanced …

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Post  Luke714 on Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:22 am

Hey guys,

I got my clutch all installed along with the headers and the engine is permanently in the car (hopefully). After getting it in there I just realized something though, I don’t have a dipstick! There isn’t a place in the new pan just to pop the old one back in and I didn’t give it any thought at the time. I hope this doesn’t come back to bite me, but what do I do? I’ve got the Moroso oil pan. It looks like there might be a place in the block to drill but I'm not sure. At any rate I'll have to take the pan off to empty the shavings Crying or Very sad

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Post  944-LT1 on Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:52 am

Laughing Laughing Youre not the first! I believe, on the passengers side of the block, theres a simple small mini freeze plug next to the knock sensor that you just need to pop in/out. You should not need to drill anything. Very Happy

Do you have a slide hammer? Autozone rents these out. That would be best. Anyway, they install the freeze plug into the block from the outside, so you should be able to pull it back out. Or, if youre savvy, you can punch it into the oil pan, get a magnet and try and lure it to the drain plug??


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Post  Luke714 on Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:03 am

haha, great! Will the stock dipstick work/give the correct readings? Is this how you did it? Is the plug threaded, how else would you be able to pull it out?

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Post  87-944S on Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:06 am

Hi Luke,

I used a screw and pulled that plug out to install a Lokar dipstick, but my engine was out at the time. Good luck!
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Post  Luke714 on Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:12 am

do you remember specifically which one?
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Post  944-LT1 on Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:25 am

No, my engine already had the DS in that location. Other people have had to do this though. It is not threaded. The DS uses O-rings to seal it and theres a bolt that bolts the DS to the head. Just simply push the DS tube into the hole and thats it.

With the moroso pan, Im using: Oil Dipstick Tube GM# 12570787 Dipstick GM# 12570788. Or do what Mike said and use a Lokar DS.

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Post  87-944S on Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:26 am

Hi Luke,

This one:

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Post  Luke714 on Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:38 am

I meant is the freeze plug threaded? Also, are GM numbers pretty much the stock ds and tube?

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This one:

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Post  xschop on Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:46 am

I just installed that same style billet dipstick with the Moroso pan because the truck dipstick was binding being so long..... and put it between #4 and #6 because the stainless braid likes to throw sparks if it touches the starter contact after trying to install between #6 and #8 Mad

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Post  87-944S on Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:51 am

The plug is not threaded, I dilled a small pilot hole, screwed in a screw and yanked it out with a pair of pliers.
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Post  xschop on Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:54 am

Take the drill bit that you are going to use and rub the flat length of it against an old speaker magnet for about 1 min. It will magnetize and catch the shavings, carefully pull it out when you've broke thru.
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Post  Luke714 on Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:00 am

sweet tip
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Post  robstah on Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:40 pm

At least you guys have holes. I will have to drill mine (LM4 block here). Mad

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Post  Luke714 on Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:36 am

I had forgotten about this thread! I ended up doing as you guys suggested, drilled a small hole with a magnetized bit and then screwed something into it and yanked. Took a little bit of a pull but it came right out! Thanks guys. Since the engine was already in I had to use three drill extensions to reach the plug and then welded the screw to a really long shank so that I could get a good pull. I didn't think it would work at first, but it did. I would have been really screwed if I had to take the engine out just for that!

I'm still a little shaking about where the oil level should fall on the DS, I think I've got it calibrated so that I fill up just the deep part of the oil pan. I don't want it filled right to the crank Shocked

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