Opel CIH oil pan dipstick alternative option using Ford 7.3 V8 pan adaptor

Not wanting to have to drill the block to locate the dipstick hole where it should be for the manta in the block, i did a bit of searching and found the the US Ford 73L V8 Diesel has an oil pan dipstick!! So after a bit of measuring and checking i reckoned that this would be just what i needed. So i ordered one on ebay and when it arrived measured it and bought a metal hole punch to cut a nice clean hole and as i has a spare oil pan i thought i would give it a go. After cutting the hole and doing a test fit it looks good.



After a bit of searching i found a nice dipstick from a ford that was the right size and i now have it setup and in the right place. I now just need to sort the mounting bracket and then its read to cut it to the right length and set the dipstick level. I just need the old dipstick to work out how far that went into the sup so i can set the new one to the same levels.