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    my bbc jet 10qt. pan has no dip stick provision,,do they make a kit for one or do you have to weld one on from a stock pan,,would just like to check the oil. thanks for your sugestions.

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    Most of the 10 qt pans are built from a stock pan, and the dipstick tube is left in place. On some of the larger pans guys weld a bung with a thread in plug with a short stick on it for depth.

    I agree that it would be nice to know that you have enough oil in the engine.

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    thanks --but this one has no kick-out for a bung to weld in-its a super comp dragster pan----8.25 ht. full length ---tray,doors,etc.-- thought it would be good for the jet boat..

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    If the sides are flat, just pick up a junk stocker and pop the dip stick deal off it and put it on yours no biggie!..

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    Quote Originally Posted by obnoxious001 View Post
    Most of the 10 qt pans are built from a stock pan, and the dipstick tube is left in place. On some of the larger pans guys weld a bung with a thread in plug with a short stick on it for depth.

    I agree that it would be nice to know that you have enough oil in the engine.
    Having just left drag cars and coming back to boats, I know most serious racing oil pans don't have dip sticks. The main reason why is you need to keep your crankcase sealed up so the vacuum pump or pan evac can work properly.
    Anyway, with 10+ quarts of oil, why do you need to check it? If it leaks, you'll know it from the mess in the bilge and if your burning it, you'll know because you won't be able to see your skier Seriously, you don't need a dip stick on a big pan. That said, if it makes you more comfortable to have a dip stick, go for it.

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    I'm debating the same thing. I just want to be able to check the color to make sure it's not a milk shake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David 519 View Post
    Having just left drag cars and coming back to boats, I know most serious racing oil pans don't have dip sticks. The main reason why is you need to keep your crankcase sealed up so the vacuum pump or pan evac can work properly.
    Anyway, with 10+ quarts of oil, why do you need to check it? If it leaks, you'll know it from the mess in the bilge and if your burning it, you'll know because you won't be able to see your skier Seriously, you don't need a dip stick on a big pan. That said, if it makes you more comfortable to have a dip stick, go for it.
    Yep...just dont lend your boat out to anyone that wont look for leaks!!!

    And yes, you can bet that some needle head will miss 5 qts of oil leaking!!!

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