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Old 01-20-2019, 06:47 PM
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My Car is a 99 LS1. Stock manifolds. Should my oil dipstick have a bend in it at the top like this

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nope, should be straight... try bending it back straight... someone probably put it back in too fast and miss-aligned it and bent it.
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I thought so thanks
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If you canít get it straight, dipsticks are quite cheap on GMPartsDirect (around 15$). Iíd just order a new one.
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Yeah, the dipstick should definitely not look like that.
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Nobody seems to have a oil dipstick for a 99 ls1. from reading on this forum they are different from the 2001-2004. any ideas where to get one or a conversion.

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Iíve got a dipstick from a 2000. If you validate that the 00 tube will work on your 99, Iíll gladly sell/send it to you. I converted to an 01-04 dipstick/tube when I installed headers

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nope, should be straight... try bending it back straight... someone probably put it back in too fast and miss-aligned it and bent it.
It's called Peyronie's disease. There is a cure
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Is this a problem? Feeding it back into the tube should straighten it out, right?
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Is this a problem? Feeding it back into the tube should straighten it out, right?
Not a big problem, but oil readings would be off a bit. Is it worth a little effort & cash - probably.

I tend to take care of many little imperfections like this during the winter when I cannot drive the car - usually cheap items.
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I think the entire engine needs to come out for an overhaul. Shame.
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I think the entire engine needs to come out for an overhaul. Shame.


Think with your dipstick, Jimmy!
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I would think that the reading would be only slightly off but it bothers me the reading would not be perfect considering how important engine oil is. I cant find a oem one so Ill have to wait till I get long tubes and use one of the ones designed for that
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I would think that the reading would be only slightly off but it bothers me the reading would not be perfect considering how important engine oil is. I cant find a oem one so Ill have to wait till I get long tubes and use one of the ones designed for that
I have long tubes and use the factory dipstick tube. Probably not the case for all LTs
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It's called Peyronie's disease. There is a cure
....soooooooo sory to hear this....how long have you had this problem ?.maybe you can buy a strapon ?
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from what ive read 00-04 you can use the factory dipstick with LT that's why they are different from the earlier years. at least that's what ive seen people say on this forum
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from what ive read 00-04 you can use the factory dipstick with LT that's why they are different from the earlier years. at least that's what ive seen people say on this forum
Just to clarify, 01-04 you can use. Not 2000. I have a 00 and had to swap when I installed LTs.
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....soooooooo sory to hear this....how long have you had this problem ?.maybe you can buy a strapon ?
Well, when it's as long as mine is, it's bound to bend a little.


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Originally Posted by jglassmaker nope, should be straight... try bending it back straight... someone probably put it back in too fast and miss-aligned it and bent it.
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Looks like it is designed for a V6...so I'd say probably not. You'd have to order and measure the length in comparison to your bent one to find out.

Kaden; Did you see my post from the other day when I mentioned that I have a dipstick from a 2000? I'm certain that it's the dipstick that you need. If you want it, I'll sell it to you for $25 shipped

The other option is purchase the 01+ dipstick and dipstick tube and just convert as if you installed LTs. That is the more expensive option ($100), but it's an option indeed. Here are the part numbers you'd need to order from GMpartsdirect if you decide to go that route: 12563817 (tube), 12574889 (dipstick)

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