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Strictly Diesel Dipstick Adapter Repair Kit
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Strictly Diesel Dipstick Adapter Repair Kit

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Description

As the 7.3L trucks get older, oil pan leaks get more and more common. One of the most frequent sources of oil pan leaks is from the factory dipstick adapter in the side of the oil pan. We've seen a number of interesting repairs on the stock dipstick adapter, most involving some sort of sealant like silicone...and some even involving epoxy type products like JBWeld. We've also seen the dipstick adapter nut over-tightened to the point of distorting the adapter inside the pan (in such a way that it would never seal again, even with a new o-ring).

Whether you've got an oil leak now, or you're building a new engine and don't want to deal with one in the future, this Dipstick Adapter Repair kit is the once and for all solution! This kit completely eliminates the stock dipstick adapter, replacing it with a new machined aluminum adapter that features a double o-ring seal on the OUTSIDE of the oil pan. This kit can be installed with the oil pan still on the engine, and the engine still in the truck. Best of all, if the o-rings in this kit should ever leak, this adapter can be quickly and easily removed and reinstalled with new o-rings...all from outside the oil pan!

Contents of the Strictly Diesel Dipstick Adapter Repair Kit:
  • Billet Aluminum Adapter (US Sourced T6061)
  • Machined Steel Backing Plate/Brace (1018 Cold Rolled Bar Stock)
  • ALL Machining and Assembly in US Facility by US Workers!
  • Stainless Steel Screws with Copper Sealing Washers
  • Double O-Ring Set for a Positive Seal
  • Installs Quickly Without Oil Pan or Engine Removal
  • Quickly and Easily Serviced If Necessary
  • Fits ALL Ford 7.3L Trucks, Excursions and Vans
  • Correct New Ford Dipstick Tube O-Ring
  • Detailed Full Color Installation Instructions.
  • Patented Design - US Patents : #9,285,259 & #9,671,272

Note: This product may require modification to fit engines using HYPERMAX connecting rods or using an AFTERMARKET Engine Girdle across the main caps. It has been used with both products, but clearances should be closely checked and installation may require additional steps.

T444E CUSTOMERS : This repair adapter has been used by a number of T444E owners with the same success as we have had on the Ford Powerstroke applications. To date, the only issue we have heard of was a school bus with a starter that was so large it interfered with the adapter, and that customer simply installed a smaller starter to solve the problem. To the best of our knowledge, this adapter should fit all T444E applications...but to be clear, we are not a Heavy Duty shop and we don't work on that engine. There are no T444E vehicles in the selector above, so if you are needing to order for that type of engine, simply click the "If you know your part number click here" link that is located below the Make/Model/Year selector.

Strictly Diesel Dipstick Repair Adapter Kit - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Q : Do I have to remove the engine and/or the oil pan to install this part?
A : No, this Dipstick Adapter installs from the OUTSIDE of the oil pan and does NOT require removal of the engine or the oil pan for installation or service.

Q : How do I get the factory part out of the oil pan when installing this Dipstick Adapter Repair Kit?
A : You don't. The interior portion of the factory dipstick adapter stays in the oil pan. During the installation, after removing the original o-ring (so it doesn't get stuck in the oil pickup and reduce oil flow), this part is dropped into the lowest part of the oil pan sump, where it will remain until such time as the engine and oil pan are removed.

Q : Can the factory part that is left in the oil pan cause any engine damage?
A : No. The factory dipstick adapter will sink to the bottom of the pan and have nowhere to go. It is too large to enter the oil pickup tube and there is nothing else in the bottom of the oil pan for it to interfere with. The only possibility for any issues with regard to the part in the bottom of the oil pan would be in the case of the engine being operated upside down (a situation that more than likely means that you've got bigger problems than whether the engine continues to run or not).

Q : How does the Dipstick Adapter Repair Kit work?
A : This Dipstick Adapter has a rear support brace (not shown in the above photo) that goes in through the opening of the oil pan and is swiveled into place during the installation. The 2 screws visible in the photograph above are used to retain that support brace and pull it tight against the interior wall of the oil pan, which compresses the 2 o-rings against the outside wall of the oil pan and creates the seal.

Q : Is there any drilling or modification to the oil pan required?
A : No, there is absolutely no modification to the factory oil pan required to install this Dipstick Adapter.

Q : Does this product include installation instructions?
A : Yes. If you've ever purchased or installed any of the other "Strictly Diesel" or "Driven Diesel" products, you've already seen the type of detailed instructions that we've become known for. This product is no different. We've taken the Dipstick Adapter and packaged it into a complete kit with a new Ford O-Ring and a set of Detailed Full Color Installation Instructions that show how to install the product into both an "OBS" (94-97) and "Super Duty" (99-03) style truck.



Dealer/Jobber inquiries are welcome and should be directed to:

sales@strictlydiesel.com

Please provide all pertinent business information, jobber discounts will not be offered without proof of valid automotive repair business. Business license or other business documentation can be faxed to 623-582-4406, or scanned and sent by email to the address above.


Fits

Strictly Diesel Dipstick Adapter Repair Kit fits the following vehicle(s):
  • 1995 Ford E250/350 Van 7.3L
  • 1996 Ford E250/350 Van 7.3L
  • 1997 Ford E250/350 Van 7.3L
  • 1998 Ford E250/350 Van 7.3L
  • 1999 Ford E250/350 Van 7.3L
  • 2000 Ford E250/350 Van 7.3L
  • 2001 Ford E250/350 Van 7.3L
  • 2002 Ford E250/350 Van 7.3L
  • 2003 Ford E250/350 Van 7.3L
  • 2000 Ford Excursion 7.3L
  • 2001 Ford Excursion 7.3L
  • 2002 Ford Excursion 7.3L
  • 2003 Ford Excursion 7.3L
  • 1994 Ford F250/350 OBS 7.3L
  • 1995 Ford F250/350 OBS 7.3L
  • 1996 Ford F250/350 OBS 7.3L
  • 1997 Ford F250/350 OBS 7.3L
  • 1999 Ford F250/350 Super Duty 7.3L
  • 1999.5 Ford F250/350 Super Duty 7.3L
  • 2000 Ford F250/350 Super Duty 7.3L
  • 2001 Ford F250/350 Super Duty 7.3L
  • 2002 Ford F250/350 Super Duty 7.3L
  • 2003 Ford F250/350 Super Duty 7.3L
  • 1999 Ford F450 Super Duty 7.3L
  • 1999.5 Ford F450 Super Duty 7.3L
  • 2000 Ford F450 Super Duty 7.3L
  • 2001 Ford F450 Super Duty 7.3L
  • 2002 Ford F450 Super Duty 7.3L
  • 2003 Ford F450 Super Duty 7.3L
  • 1999 Ford F550 Super Duty 7.3L
  • 1999.5 Ford F550 Super Duty 7.3L
  • 2000 Ford F550 Super Duty 7.3L
  • 2001 Ford F550 Super Duty 7.3L
  • 2002 Ford F550 Super Duty 7.3L
  • 2003 Ford F550 Super Duty 7.3L
[All vehicle fits]

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# of Ratings: 39
1. on 11/12/2018, said:
Had a leak, now i don't. This is the easiest solution that is for the more carefree low stakes at home mechanic. All the other solutions to this dipstick flange failure induced cringe worthy stress. Thank you strictly diesel for a quick painless solution.
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2. on 10/4/2018, said:
Awesome product! Easy, quick installation. Fixed my oil leak.
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3. on 4/21/2018, said:
OVERPRICED. It’s way too expensive for what it is. They don’t even offer lube before they bend you over. The product works as intended. Can’t complain about anything other than the price.
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4. on 2/19/2018, said:
Have installed numerous times at my shop. Absolutely love it, other than the price no retailer discount whereas there's not any room for mark-up.
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5. on 2/13/2018, said:
Quality, fit and function. Great product. This device solves what can be a very expensive problem. If you have the skill and tools to remove your trucks starter, you can install this part in your driveway.
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6. on 12/25/2017, said:
Great product! Way easy but the only downfall is the 300 bucks but it's still cheaper than having to do it the other way and having to pull the cab or engine. Quick and simple fix, I'll be back to do more business with these guys in the future.
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7. on 9/9/2017, said:
I do agree with others that this product is expensive, however what are your choices. First, read the instructions at least twice and make sure you are familiar with what they are telling you. Secondly, there are several YouTube videos that I found to be helpful before I started the job and lastly, I did use the recommended RTV between the two gaskets on the adapter. I have run my 2001 F250 7.3 about 200 plus miles so far and no leaks. There is a gut check time when you must remove the old rubber O ring that is on the inside of the oil pan. I was worried due to the amount of oil that was leaking that the O ring was split and that it could drop into the oil pan. It wasn’t split and I didn’t drop it in the oil pan. I am a weekend/backyard mechanic and found this to be challenging but doable.
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8. on 3/14/2017, said:
This is a well made part. Installed relatively easily in my driveway with truck on jack stands. Removing the passenger side tire made it easier for me. My only disappointment is that I needed to use RTV sealant to get a proper seal. The directions say this maybe necessary because not all pans aren't flat. For what this part cost it should of came with the RTV. Be well.
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9. on 3/9/2017, said:
Great solution to a ridiculous problem. It IS too expensive, as others have stated, but since it's the only player in the game, you are stuck paying the inflated price. I am familiar with the R&D it takes to make a part like this and the labor and materials needed to manufacture. Once a competitor show up, I think we will see this fantastic product come down to about $150. Once again, GREAT part and saves a lot of brain damage and OIL!
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10. on 3/5/2017, said:
So thankful to have stumbled across this simple solution to an otherwise huge problem. Saved over a 1,000 dollars and install only took about 2 hours with no rushing involved lol Great product and I strongly recommend.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
Question:Are the installation instructions posted anywhere I can review to decide if I want to attempt this repair?
Thanks - Curt (06/02/2015)
Response:The instructions for this product are not posted online, but if you are capable and comfortable removing the starter from the truck, you should be more than capable of finishing the installation of this product. It is very simple to install.