Originally Posted by wgh52
btrayfors - I'm have purchased a Walker AirSep for my Perkins 4.108
. How did you install the Oil Return Check valve. My Dip Stick is on the Port side of the engine and is much longer than the supplied y-dip stick tube. I have on the Starboard side a plate which covers a port for a oil sump pump (optional) for changing the oil.
Yeah, they don't tell you about that :-)
What I did was to install a short length of hose on the bottom of the metal Y-shaped dip stick fitting, using a small hose clamp. This hose then slips over the engine's regular dip stick tube, and is held in place by another small hose clamp, oriented so that it's easy to reach with a screwdriver from one end of the engine.
To check oil level, I remove the dipstick from the Y-fitting, loosen the bottom hose clamp, lift
the Y-fitting off the dip stick tube, and insert the regular dip stick.
This is really easy to do. When finished, I simply slip the hose over the dip stick tube, tighten the hose clamp, and insert the dip stick into the Y-fitting.