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This is a 71 block that has no dip stick. Why would that be?  Doesn’t look like it’s been welded or altered in any way.

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HI,

  is there a hole between the four bolt holes

in the block? if there is then you need the

air pump bracket or the cover with the

dipstick that goes there. ask for it in the parts

wanted. it is not a rare piece. i probably have

one but would not know where to look for it as

i recently sold my storage space.

stone

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13 minutes ago, stone02 said:

HI,

  is there a hole between the four bolt holes

in the block? if there is then you need the

air pump bracket or the cover with the

dipstick that goes there. ask for it in the parts

wanted. it is not a rare piece. i probably have

one but would not know where to look for it as

i recently sold my storage space.

stone

No hole 

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Nothing between the four holes where it normally is but there appears to be something to the left see below 

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That's where the dipstick tube goes.  It's a press fit and held at it's upper end by a bracket mounted to the intake manifold.

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2 minutes ago, DRedman said:

That's where the dipstick tube goes.  It's a press fit and held at it's upper end by a bracket mounted to the intake manifold.

Usually it’s a large hole between those four bolts. This plug looks to be to the left of it?

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My original engine had the dipstick between the four bolts.  I now have a different block which has it in the hole to the left.  RealOEM shows the different configurations

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How about a flash picture so the area is not in the shadow.  I have never seen a M10 block without a dip stick hole or the opening for the bolt on type.  It looks like someone put a oil drain back fitting in the block for the Tii injection pump. 

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Mine is plugged, but then it is a dry sump motor so no need for a dip stick.

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(edited)

Here are some photos of mine, from when I removed the aluminum air pump bracket.  (the big bolt head beside the dip stick tube is plugging a hole to nowhere)

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9 hours ago, markmac said:

Mine is plugged, but then it is a dry sump motor so no need for a dip stick.

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Hi Mark

Yes this is a group 2 engine that ran dry sump and Kugelfischer injection so it make sense.  I’m going to run the same setup in my car 

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11 hours ago, '76mintgrün'02 said:

Here are some photos of mine, from when I removed the aluminum air pump bracket.  (the big bolt head beside the dip stick tube is plugging a hole to nowhere)

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This is what I have and it’s plugged.  Thanks for sharing 

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