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As most of you already know, the Explorer's front timing cover does not have the boss to drill a hole for front dip stick. But it does have enough material in the same area behind the front crank sensor. I believe I need to drill an 11/32" hold for the dip stick. If I drill this area, the dip stick will be little higher.

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Has anyone drilled & mounted a dipstick on Explorer front timing cover ???<o:p></o:p>
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Here they are side by side. As it can be seen, the normal front sump 289/302 dip stick is little lower than the Explorer's. I can always cut little off from the dip stick tube to lower it a little.

I have several Explorer's timing cover so I have few to play with in order to get it right.

Waid
 

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never done it.
when you do drill the cover, would help if you have a cover with dip stick .
that way the drill angle could be adjusted so the in pan outlet is in the same area
 

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Nice idea Waid. How is this working out for you?

Did you keep the Explorer crank sensor in place with this modification?
 
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