No my pump is on the motor ahead of the distributor. I'm reading in several places that the dipstick is 12 inches long with a washer welded to the top so it don't fall into the tank. That is why I want to know the proper length for the pipe. I don't know for sure but I think it takes 1 to 1 1/2 gallons of oil. That is why I want a dipstick, so I will know when it is full or getting low.