Why is there a hole in thye engine block between the fuel pump and distributor?

Asked by Sep 30, 2016 at 11:25 AM about the Ford F-100

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It is spiting oil. It looks similar to the one the dip stick tube is plugged into.

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As you did not say what engine and year I am going to assume it is a big block and some of the Ford big blocks had a dipstick tube in the front of the engine. A picture would really help.

this is a 83 f100 4.9L6. I thought that might be the purpose for the hole as well. How would you suggest plugging the hole? What can I use that will withstand the engine temp.

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You can see where the dipstick is in the pic. Double click to enlarge.

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Thanks for your help. My dipstick is actually toward the rear of the engine. After the 1st reply I assumed the hole was there so the dipstick could be in either location. I plugged the hole and solved my oil leak problem.

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