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Installed oil dipstick tube flange backwards. Help

I recently pulled the motor on my 99 f450 7.3. Redid injectors manifolds and lots of other goods. Anyway I messed up and installed the oil flange for the dipstick tube backwards in the oil pan. I had the pan off to reseal it and reseal the flange. Got the engine back in the truck and everything hooked up. Any tips on what I should do. I don’t want to pull the engine again. Could I twist off the the flange and let it fall down in oil pan? I am worried about the small position tab breaking off and causing a problem. I messed up bad and don’t have the mental strength to go through pulling the engine again. Also considered cutting flange out of oil pan and welding new back in. The pan is in good condition. Smh
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This is your best bet. Remove the nut and o ring inside and let the inner piece fall into the pan


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I recently pulled the motor on my 99 f450 7.3. Redid injectors manifolds and lots of other goods. Anyway I messed up and installed the oil flange for the dipstick tube backwards in the oil pan. I had the pan off to reseal it and reseal the flange. Got the engine back in the truck and everything hooked up. Any tips on what I should do. I donít want to pull the engine again. Could I twist off the the flange and let it fall down in oil pan? I am worried about the small position tab breaking off and causing a problem. I messed up bad and donít have the mental strength to go through pulling the engine again. Also considered cutting flange out of oil pan and welding new back in. The pan is in good condition. Smh
DO YOU HAVE A PHOTO?....

WHEN YOU SAY THAT YOU PUT IT ON BACKWARDS.....IS IT THAT THE HOLE IS FACING THE WRONG DIRECTION?....OR IS IT THAT YOU PUT THE NUT ON THE INSIDE OF THE PAN?....

IF YOU HAVE THE HOLE CLOCKED IN THE WRONG DIRECTION.....IT CAN BE REMOVED WITHOUT DROPPING THE ADAPTOR INTO THE PAN AND CORRECTED.....

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS VIDEO.....


SINCE YOU JUST PUT THE ENGINE BACK IN.....YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO JUST CORRECT THE DIRECTION OF THE ADAPTOR AND RE-INSTALL THE NUT AND DIPSTICK TUBE.....

LET US KNOW.....
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Too bad in the vid, the guy didn't go into more detail on using the gun cleaning brush

I have used this method before and it works fine, as long as the parts are in good shape
the brush needs to fit snugly in the hole and you have to be careful to not pull to hard on the string
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Too bad in the vid, the guy didn't go into more detail on using the gun cleaning brush

I have used this method before and it works fine, as long as the parts are in good shape
the brush needs to fit snugly in the hole and you have to be careful to not pull to hard on the string
I AGREE.....BUT THERE ARE ABOUT 10 OR 20 VIDEOS ON THERE THAT COVER THIS.....SO THEY CAN CHOOSE THE ONE THAT HELPS THEM UNDERSTAND THE PROCESS.....

I JUST HOPE THAT IT SOLVES THE PROBLEM FOR THEM.....
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I recently pulled the motor on my 99 f450 7.3. Redid injectors manifolds and lots of other goods. Anyway I messed up and installed the oil flange for the dipstick tube backwards in the oil pan. I had the pan off to reseal it and reseal the flange. Got the engine back in the truck and everything hooked up. Any tips on what I should do. I donít want to pull the engine again. Could I twist off the the flange and let it fall down in oil pan? I am worried about the small position tab breaking off and causing a problem. I messed up bad and donít have the mental strength to go through pulling the engine again. Also considered cutting flange out of oil pan and welding new back in. The pan is in good condition. Smh


Im confused so I need clarification. You installed it backwards but the nut is still on the outside? i.e. you installed it with the dipstick tube facing down instead of up or? or is the nut to tighten the dipstick adapter on the inside of the oil pan?

If the nut is installed on the outside you can stick a 45acp brush in the dipstick tube opening to holt the dipstick adapter then loosen the nut, replace the o ring and rotate the tube to face up or correctly. You can also use the strictly diesel adapter its $299.00 but worth every penny if the pan ever becomes warped. I currently run it and zero issues.

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