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    Oil dipstick tube came out of block

    Accidentally yanked oil dipstick tube out and can't get tube back into hole on block. I drive 1999 firebird 3.8 I replaced radiator and my coil packs last week due to cylinder 2 & 6 misfireing an leaky radiator white smoke from exhaust and cylinder 6 still misfire it be fine couple days then starts messing up again.

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    You are going to have to gently press the tube back in the block. Get a buddy to go under the car and keep the tube in the block while you GENTLY tap the tube back in using a small block of wood and a small hammer. Be careful. You may want to put a little sealer around the base of the tube when you are done.
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    there should also be a bolt that secures the dipstick to the block, usually to the cylinder.

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    I agree with SMW. If it is like the LS1, it has a small tab bolted in place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2002ssslp View Post
    You are going to have to gently press the tube back in the block. Get a buddy to go under the car and keep the tube in the block while you GENTLY tap the tube back in using a small block of wood and a small hammer. Be careful. You may want to put a little sealer around the base of the tube when you are done.
    ^^^^Yup this is the method that works^^^^

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    they're usually really easy to get back in or a real pain in the ass.....I've pushed it back in and it hit the hole first try and I've had it take forever and need a buddy under there helping me guide it.

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