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Originally Posted by Jonathon Scott
I recently pulled the motor on my 99 f450 7.3. Redid injectors manifolds and lots of other goods. Anyway I messed up and installed the oil flange for the dipstick tube backwards in the oil pan. I had the pan off to reseal it and reseal the flange. Got the engine back in the truck and everything hooked up. Any tips on what I should do. I donít want to pull the engine again. Could I twist off the the flange and let it fall down in oil pan? I am worried about the small position tab breaking off and causing a problem. I messed up bad and donít have the mental strength to go through pulling the engine again. Also considered cutting flange out of oil pan and welding new back in. The pan is in good condition. Smh
Im confused so I need clarification. You installed it backwards but the nut is still on the outside? i.e. you installed it with the dipstick tube facing down instead of up or? or is the nut to tighten the dipstick adapter on the inside of the oil pan?
If the nut is installed on the outside you can stick a 45acp brush in the dipstick tube opening to holt the dipstick adapter then loosen the nut, replace the o ring and rotate the tube to face up or correctly. You can also use the strictly diesel adapter its $299.00 but worth every penny if the pan ever becomes warped. I currently run it and zero issues.
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