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I have an amc 304 in my cj-5 and just discovered that my dipstick tube broke off right at the block. It's the second time it's happened, though it lasted about 10 years this time. Anyway, after searching around, i'm under the impression there should be some type of fastener securing the tube. Could someone post a pic of theirs, so I can see what it looks like and where it mounts. thanks.
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Nothing holding it... just the collar attached at the valve cover...

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hi i dont know about amc 304 but i would think you could do the same thing that a lot of sb chevy motors have and that is a flat thin steel plate welded to the oil stick and bent with a hole drilled in it that can go to just about any place on the block that is near where the dip stick is take the bolt loose put the plate in place and put bolt back in.. this will if you can mount it up as high as possible on the stick take out the vibration that will make the dip stick break down at the bottom where it goes into the block and into oil pan.. it doesnt take a very big plate. about 1 inch will do and bend it to fit and tack weld to dip stick.. it will fix the problem.. it wont crack again....
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nothing really holds it... it is pressed into the block.. and then a loose fitting flat collar around the top... which screws in with a valve cover bolt.. you might be able to put a grommett in the hole with the dipstick going up thru it to make it tighter also..

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I guess it's the collar i'm wondering about. I've never had anything attatched to the tube as long as i've owned it. Ordered a new tube from 4wdhw so i'll probably replace the whole thing (along with motor mounts) but i'd like to know how the collar mounts to reduce vibration.
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it doesn't reduce viberation.. but it keeps the tube from moving around.. which makes them break..

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