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    Broken Dipstick Tube

    When i was refitting my manifold i managed to snap my dipstick tube, lucky i have a replacement. The only thing is i cant get the bottom off. Its snapped right at the bottom where it joins to the metal pipe any ideas how to get it off please..
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    i struggled even with long nose pliars, it needs to go on a ramp im affraid easy then from underneath.

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    Ok sO I've managed to get the old dip stick tube off but I've dropped a little peice of plastic down into the sump. Will this be a sump off jobby?
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    Depends how big it was. You should be OK but if it was me I'd drop the sump to get it our and clean the pick-up whilst you're there. When I replaced mine I was paranoid about this happening so I made sure I stuffed a rag in the hole before pulling the last bit out with pliers.

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    That's a good idea wish I'd thought of that. It was only about 5mm square. I took the sump off a few weeks back and cleaned out the pick up pipe but I'll prob do it again just to make sure but I need my car this weekend and have no free time to do it till the weekend after. Hope it's gonna be ok
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    Defo worth the wait :)

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    You may be ok Stace, as when the Oil heats up, it will eventually dissolve...

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    That's what I like to hear. I've got about 60-100 miles to travel so hope it will be ok.
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