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My68SS

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396 engine dipstick tip color
« on: January 21, 2007, 01:08:58 PM »
Hi, have read elsewhere in various places that the big blocks came with a yellow tipped dipstick.
Mine is a flattened handle with green tip - no dimple.
The blade markings are Add  Full  Engine oil  E [the E is at right angles, more heavily stamped and a different font.
Car is 68 L34
Any clarification appreciated.
Rob
1968 12C SS
L34/M40
12 bolt posi 3.55

Steve68

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Re: 396 engine dipstick tip color
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2007, 03:40:55 PM »
A post from the "Old Forum" for what it's worth.  Not sure what year they were talking about.

Steve

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Re: "Correct" oil dip stick & tubes for big blocks

Posted By: JohnZ <Snake488@aol.com>
Date: 31-October-03, 14:44

In Response To: Re: "Correct" oil dip stick & tubes for big blocks (NOBLECOATING)

> Steve
> I believe the correct color is yellow tip for the BB 396 camaro's (which
> is still offered by GM), A green Tip for the sb camaros 302, 327 350(which
> is also offered thru GM) aftermarkets dipsticks have the wrong plastic
> tip. Aftermarkets are Black.
> Bob
> 396 SS/RS 4 speed

Original BB dipsticks also don't have a part number or oil specifications on the blade - all they have are the full and add marks and "Engine Oil M".


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Re: 396 engine dipstick tip color
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2007, 03:59:04 PM »
Mine has a plastic insert but green in color with the letter E stamped on the stick measuring 24 1/4" length overall.
Seems yellow should be the correct color for 68 bb?

Edit: I've been ambushed here!  :D Had to modify this reply so the thread [or at least me!] made sense again..
« Last Edit: January 22, 2007, 04:44:45 PM by My68SS »
Rob
1968 12C SS
L34/M40
12 bolt posi 3.55

My68SS

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Re: 396 engine dipstick tip color
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2007, 04:03:37 PM »
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is also offered thru GM) aftermarkets dipsticks have the wrong plastic
> tip. Aftermarkets are Black.


Ah-ha, they are plastic tipped then  :)

And this green tip one attached
« Last Edit: April 14, 2015, 04:53:24 AM by KurtS »
Rob
1968 12C SS
L34/M40
12 bolt posi 3.55