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School Boy Error?

Have I made a school boy error?

When rebuilding my engine I have refitted the head to the block, exhaust manifold attached. I have now found that I hadnt replaced the oil dipstick pipe.

I have had a quick play with it but can't seem to get it to fit.

The question is will it fit with the head and mainfold in place or will I have to remove/slacken the manifold?
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I did the same. It will fit but you have to work out the best way to try it, and be heavy handed!!!
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I guess you mean the ts as I made the same mistake. Yes you can force it but its easier to slacken the manifold and push it though.
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thanks. I will give it a go with a bit of persuasion
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if you havent replaced the dipstick oil seal now is the time to sort it as it will leak, some sump seal will do it if you dont have the proper seal...
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"manual" adjustment made to make it fit. Sump seal used as I split the rubber seal.
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