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1955 - 1956 Corvette: Service Bulletin: Oil Level Gauge - Accuracy

Subject: Oil Level Gauge - Accuracy
Model and Year: 1956 V-8 Passenger Engines
Source: Chevrolet Technical Service Bulletin
Bulletin Number: DR #232, Section VI
Date: November 14, 1955

TO:  ALL CHEVROLET DEALERS

Inconsistent and inaccurate Oil Level Gauge readings on the Early 1956 V-8 Passenger Engines may be due to:

  1. Gauge rubbing on the oil pan baffle.
  2. Improperly positioned tube.
  3. Bent gauge.
  4. Wrong gauge.

It is important that necessary corrections be made to eliminate customer complaints of presumed oil consumption due to inaccurate gauge reading that may arise at oil changes or shortly thereafter.

To eliminate the above:

  1. The gauge should be straightened and the sharp edges smoothed off at the tip to permit easy insertion of the gauge in the tube.
  2. Straighten the tube or bend it slightly forward.
  3. Then if necessary, remove the oil pan and cut a 3/8" notch in the rear edge of the baffle approximately 2" long starting 1-1/2" from the edge of the pan.

GAUGE IDENTIFICATION

1956 V-8 Passenger Engine (21-1/4" under washer to bottom.) -- Part No. 3722959

(1955 V-8 Passenger Gauge is 1" shorter when measured as above)

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