|Posted on Thursday, June 09, 2005 - 10:30 am: ||
Anyone out there know wher I can find a dipstick for a '73 Palmer p-60? I've seen one and I guess it's got some kind of pressure release filter/valve on the top. Any leads or ideas will be greatly appreciated.
Post Number: 64
|Posted on Thursday, June 09, 2005 - 10:35 am: ||
Did you check the IH tractor parts?
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|Posted on Thursday, June 09, 2005 - 10:46 am: ||
No, I haven't. Will do. Thanks.
Post Number: 416
|Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 08:31 am: ||
Let me muddy the water a bit. Depending on the vintage of the M-60 AKA P-60 the length of the oil fill tube and the dipstick are different. The early fill pipe is 12-1/16" and penatrates the cylinder block 7/8". The dip stick is 15-3/16" and protrudes from the end of the fill pipe 5-1/4" The later post ca 1965 fill pipe is 12-3/8" and the dipstick is 15-3/8" and protrudes from the end of the fill pipe 5" The fill pipe penatrates the cylinder block 11/16".
To further complicate this matter depending on the curve in the lower portion of the dipstick as much a 1" difference in oil depth can be noted. The explanation for the protrusion of approximately 5" inches for the dipstick is the fact the fill tube penatrates the cap approx 2" to hold it in place. There is no valve in the cap only screen material to keep the build up of large particles and bugs out of the oil in intake.
In my opinion looking for a dipstick for the P-60 of the correct precise length will not be necessary as the curve in the lower end will determine the oil depth in the crankcase not the the other factors regarding length of fill tube, penatration of the cylinder block and dipstick length. There is one final point one needs to consider and that is the angle of the engine in the boat. The cast iron crankcase typically requires 3 quarts of oil. But this is really dependent on the angle of the engine in the boat. My thoughts are put in three quarts and see what the dipstick shows. If the engine angle is more or less level go with that as the normal dipstick reading. If the angle of the engine is much greater then one will have to decide where the level should be.