Figure 129. Installed the new Lokar dipstick, but ran into a problem, it will not go down all the way, as can be seen in the photo. The stick is hitting on something, which is assumed to be the windage tray. The oil pan will have to be pulled back off to fix this problem.
Figure 130. The dipstick problem was found after pulling the oil pan off. The louver next to the oil pickup was sticking out far enough to block the dipstick from going down all the way. A quick couple taps with a ball peen hammer fixed that. While the pan was off, it was sent to get powder coated.
Figure 131. The oil pan is back from powdercoating and it is looking fantastic. The Moroso studs were replaced with M8 x 20mm button head socket screws with M8 stainless washers. We were not happy with the look of the studs and the black button head screws are a big improvement against the copper of the oil pan. The pan is now re-installed for the final time, it should not have to come off again.
Figure 132. The alternator/power steering pump bracket was also powdercoated at the same time as the oil pan, it was also re-installed. The stock M10 x 113mm bolts are ugly and will be replaced with M10 x 110mm black bolts, either socket head or flange hex head, whichever can be found economically. The 3mm difference does not matter as the first 3mm of the stock bolts are not threaded at all.
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