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Old 01-11-2009, 01:38 PM
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dip stick problem

well last time i was changeing my glow plugs, in the prosses i broke the end off of my dipstick. so i figured oh wat the hell a few day wont hurt but im finally getting around to it a month later and it was broke off flush with the end but worked its way down about a 1/4 in. down the line
so my question is how do i get the dipstick out?
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Well if a big magnet would pull it out of there then try that. If not then the only thing i know of is to drain your oil..then take the whole dipstick tube out of the oil pan. and pull it out...or maybe some seriously thin and long needle nose plyers...

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Old 01-11-2009, 01:57 PM
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i dont much like the idea of the oil pan just for the dip stick but i will try a big big magnet wen i find one
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Old 01-11-2009, 02:16 PM
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a small needle nose with long tips will work, Sears use to sell some cheap ones. I had a dipstick break off like that once is how I know about the Sears ones. But you can always use a long nosed set of hemostats if you can find those. I didn't see them on their website but they are mini needle nose, spring loaded to open when you let go and have a nose that is about 3" long and very skinny.
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i will try that also
my truck is pretty much down down!
clutch is out
havein problems with the bumper
this
tryin to hook my gauges up
need new manifolds or manifold donuts
and i think my stock dp. is leakin
so i have quite a bit of work ahead of me lol
the truck will be down for a good little while due to no time to work on itand no money to pay for the problems lol
its frustraitin
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Old 01-11-2009, 05:00 PM
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oh and my rear fuel tank leaks so mite try and fix it while the truck is down and wen i get it up and goin again im goina start savein for some stage 2's !
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Old 01-12-2009, 05:54 PM
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When i said oil pan i mean to take out where the dip stick tube goes into the oil pan. On the side of it. Im pretty sure you can take the whole dip stick tube off from there. You dont have to pull the oil pan off. Just the dip stick tube. It goes into the oil pan on the passanger side under the manifold.

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Old 01-12-2009, 09:44 PM
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If you do remove the dip stick tube, you will have to pull the motor, the pan to get a new oring on the inside of the pan.


Go to a parts store and ask for a parts magnet, there are some that are 1/4" in diameter and the magnet is hellastrong.
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cut it, and put it back with a piece of rubber hose, been there before. but mine made it all the way into the pan
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i fits a 95 you can un bolt the dipstick tube a the holing bracket up top the pull sharply up on the tube and the tube will pop out of a receiving pocket without undoing the big nut on the pan. that is only a little tiny oring the size of the tube and no need to pull the pan at all.
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