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1955 Corvette: Service Bulletin: New Oil Level Gauge

Subject:  New Oil Level Gauge
Model and Year: 1955 V-8 Engine
Source: Chevrolet Service Bulletin
Bulletin No: DR-196
Section:  VI
Date: February 8, 1955

To:  All Chevrolet Dealers:

A new Oil Level Gauge now in production and available from Parts Stock is of two piece riveted construction with the upper handle section being similar to the old gauge and the lower section being made of narrower thicker spring steel which should reduce bending when checking oil level.  There are two small indentations at the "full" and "add oil" marks to assist in reading the oil level.


Description:      Engine Oil Level Gauge - V-8
New Part No:  3717868
Old Part No:    3704950


In instances where the Oil Level Gauge is being replaced and the Oil Level Gauge Tube is distorted, a new tube should be installed with a special tool as described in Chevrolet Service News - December, page 2 "Dipstick Tube Installation."

The curve in the tube should be installed to the front of th engine with the tube parallel to the engine center line.

EL Harrig
Manager, Service and Mechanical Department

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