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What the heck is the extra tube for?

Old 05-17-2019, 02:26 PM
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GM dipstick tube part number 12611013, used on many 2.2l and 2.4l engines
There is a tube that goes nowhere next to the dipstick. I'm curious to know if anyone knows why it'* there, did it have a vacuum or water function at one time?

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Weird.

My guess is it is for something that was designed away in later versions of the engine, then this was either forgotten or never redesigned for parts commonality.

Next time I see one of these engines in a yard I'm going to look for it.
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Duh...figured it out...so simple...lol...It'* a standoff that holds the plastic engine cover.


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LOL that'd do it. I'll remember this one.
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