How to Plug Unused Dipstick Holes on an Engine

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Using a hammer, plug the extra oil dipstick hole, depending on which side of the block you don't want; learn how to do this correctly to prevent oil leaks in this free auto-remodeling video.

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Hi, I'm Doug. I work with twenty great guys, in St. Louis, at Doug Jenkins Custom Hot Rods and we're going to do some work for you today on Expert Village. Now, we're going to plug the extra oil dip-stick hole. This is a crate engine meant for use in a lot of applications, primarily boats, so they supply you with a variety of different plugs for the side you don't want to use. So, there's an oil dip-stick hole in each side of the block, and this is the side we don't want. So, he's fitting one of those plugs that was supplied with the engine, and driving it in with a drift pin. He's driving it in nice and straight and if you do it all correctly, everything will fit nice and tight and you won't have any oil leaks. He's using a dead blow hammer, but you can use any hammer you'd like.

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