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Old 10-30-2007, 06:24 PM
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This ever happen to you? It happened to me.

Ok, so I glanced under the rig today and noticed a pretty decent sized spot of oil under the drivers side of the motor. upon further inspection and 4 cans a brake clean later I located the problem, the dipstick had backed itself out of the oil pan and had began to dribble some oil out the side of the pan very slowly. I fixed it by putting another oring on it and the smashing it back in the pan then tweaked the tube a little bit so that it keeps itself forced in.

Ever happen to anyone else?
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Old 10-30-2007, 06:27 PM
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It happens, but the nut that holds it is now in your pan...
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Old 10-30-2007, 06:47 PM
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it isnt a threaded style, it is a push in style like an old big block ford.
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:22 PM
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It is threaded. Great big nut accessible from the underside of the passenger side of the truck. I have had to tighten mine from time to time.
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:33 PM
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ic, now Im wondering where the nut that should be on the dipstick went, cause if I 'm not mistaken the dipstick would have one on the external portion too correct?
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:51 PM
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I had problems with the nut backing off for a while as well, until i unscrewed it all the way and put a bead of RTV sealent around it and voila, no more leak or backing off!
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Old 10-30-2007, 08:03 PM
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interesting, so basically I'm missing the nut that holds this things in. sounds like a dealer item.
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Old 10-30-2007, 10:25 PM
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I think your talking about where the dipstick tube slides into the holder itself. Where the main part goes into the pan, there is a big nut on the outside of the pan, and then the long tube slides down into it and it has a little oring on it.
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Old 10-31-2007, 02:27 AM
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The ring is on the other end of the dipstick tube = now at the bottom of your oil pan. In order to drop the pan the motor has to be pulled and turned upside down for the sealant to cure. I know a member of another forum who cut a window in the side of the pan and replaced the nut and then welded up the window. If you have figured out how to keep it in place and it doesn't leak and it stays there good for you.
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