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  • packman
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    Okay, I got my replacement dipstick. It looks to have a shoulder above the O-ring. Maybe that's the crusty part that I'm seeing. I'll find out when the rain stops.

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  • 87gtVIC
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    I was thinking more along the lines of fire as the heat source. Can say I tried using a heat gun to expand/loosen krudded metal so who knows.

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  • packman
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    ^^^^^^^Thanks Heat gun and a fire extinguisher will be the next method^^^^^^^^^

    I ordered another dipstick tube from Rockauto in case this one breaks.

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  • 87gtVIC
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    Heat, light grip with a curved vice grip and a fire extinguisher handy. Wiggle it back and forth with some upwards pressure.

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  • packman
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    Removing Oil Dipstick Tube

    Does anybody have any tips on removing a 17 year old oil dipstick? Mine is VERY tight and no amount of pulling is gonna get that thing out. Tried lightly hammering up from the bottom on the mounting flange; and there is no sign of movement. The base of the dipstick is clean, but the oil pan flange looks crusty.
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