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This is a discussion on Dipstick tube within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Ok got a major problem while removing my dipstick tube a couple months ago just realized the bottom of it ...

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    Ok got a major problem while removing my dipstick tube a couple months ago just realized the bottom of it broke off in my oil pan Do i have to pull the motor to drop the oil pan?

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    where did it brack it may have not gone in the pan. pic if you can

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    I can see the tube still in the hole but it`s flush

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    there is a step on the tube at the base so i would try and get it with a set of needle nose pliers.

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    Pull the starter and then working with a pointed object, such as cotter pin pick, see if you can bend the side of the tube in. Try not to bugger up your block too much -- you can put some sealant on the new tube if you do. If you can collapse is just a bit, you should then be able to get a set of needle nose pliers on it.

    Your other option is to fabricate a piece of metal with a 90 degree bend at the bottom that you can fish down into the broken off tube. Hook the tip onto the bottom of your tube and then somehow apply upward pressure. A small slide hammer with a grip type tip would be ideal. Again, do this very carefully.

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    this sucker will not even come close to moving?

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    Did you do what Jeff suggested? Might have to use a set of needlenose Vise Grips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Pull the starter and then working with a pointed object, such as cotter pin pick, see if you can bend the side of the tube in. Try not to bugger up your block too much -- you can put some sealant on the new tube if you do. If you can collapse is just a bit, you should then be able to get a set of needle nose pliers on it.

    Your other option is to fabricate a piece of metal with a 90 degree bend at the bottom that you can fish down into the broken off tube. Hook the tip onto the bottom of your tube and then somehow apply upward pressure. A small slide hammer with a grip type tip would be ideal. Again, do this very carefully.
    Exactly what i would do...
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    Finally...had to use a pic to scrape out the gasket an crud,loaded it with pb blaster an used small needle nose pliers.

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    Make sure you change your oil. Glad to hear you were able to extract it.

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