'63 560gas - Oil dip stick

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'63 560gas - Oil dip stick

Postby phill_mi » Sat Feb 18, 2023 10:41 am

Should the dip stick on a '63 560 gas have a bend in it? I am sure that my dip stick got bent at some point. I notice difficulty inserting it and I recently discovered that if I insert it one way it reads that the oil is at the full mark, and if I turn it over it indicates that the oil is at the add mark. So I am unsure which is the correct reading.
Thanks for any advice.
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Re: '63 560gas - Oil dip stick

Postby ajhbike » Sat Feb 18, 2023 6:23 pm

Wow...you sure got a lot going on!!! I also seem to have several things wrong with several tractors at once. Have a look at a parts diagram to see if there is a bend in it...or cheat and look at replacement dispsticks for that tractor at on line suppliers or ebay pictures (it's cheating but you will get your answer

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Re: '63 560gas - Oil dip stick

Postby phill_mi » Sat Feb 18, 2023 7:14 pm

I have done that and could not tell if there is a slight bend in the pictures. I will try to take a picture mine so that you can see what I am asking. Yes, all three tractors are having issues at a difficult time, so thanks to everyone for the help!

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Re: '63 560gas - Oil dip stick

Postby phill_mi » Sat Feb 18, 2023 8:04 pm

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This is the dip stick clamped to a straightedge. The end of the dip stick is about 3/4" above the straightedge. I was hoping that someone with a 560 or similar C263 engine could tell me if their dip stick has a bend like this in it. I have looked at pictures and I cannot tell if this is correct or a problem, but I notice if I insert the stick one way the oil is at the full line and if I turn it the other way the oil is at the add line. So I am wondering if the bend should be there and what is the correct reading.

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Re: '63 560gas - Oil dip stick

Postby Matt Kirsch » Wed Feb 22, 2023 1:59 pm

The parts diagram shows an arrow-straight dipstick.

The bend in that dipstick doesn't look like what would be done in a factory.

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Re: '63 560gas - Oil dip stick

Postby SONNY » Mon Jan 29, 2024 9:21 am

BOTH of my 560's are straight also my 574's and my 340 ,---all straight.


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