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post #1 of 11 Old 09-18-2009, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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Oil dipstick tube.

I broke my oil dipstick tube off at the pan. Don't ask. So does anyone have a good way to get that end that is stuck in the pan out. Nothing is sticking up to grab onto. Could I take a pick and pry the edge in enough to get pliars on it? Thanks
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Could you use a telescoping magnet?


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Not sure how much you have left from your description...there is a good description of that issue on powerstrokehelp.com in the section on leaks...hope this helps.

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Marty (Maintain) has been through this before. Shoot him a PM.

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Not sure how much you have left from your description...there is a good description of that issue on powerstrokehelp.com in the section on leaks...hope this helps.
Well I got my new tube today and from looking at it I would say I have about an inch or so left.
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If it is inside the pan you have two options. Pull the engine / tranny or cut a hole in the pan and reweld it.

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If it is inside the pan you have two options. Pull the engine / tranny or cut a hole in the pan and reweld it.
Actually there is another that has been addressed here on the org. A bore scope attached to a pincher type tool will get the aluminum part if you accidently let it fall inside the pan. If you are trying to retrieve the end of your dip stick, a magnet should work fine.

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The problem I had was the end of the dipstick that fits into the aluminum fitting on the side of the pan was broke off flush with the aluminum fitting. The o ring was hard and would not let it pull out. I used a propane torch on low setting to heat the aluminum fitting enough to soften the o ring. Next I used a 3/8 fine thread tap and coated it with grease. I threaded it into the tube that was left and pulled it out with pliars. New tube and o ring installed and all is well Thanks for the help guys.
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