Dipstick Issues

Discussion in 'Fluids & Maintenance' started by SSSXR, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. SSSXR

    SSSXR New Member

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    Went to check my oil level yesterday.

    Tried to pull the dipstick out, didn't budge.

    Used two hands, yanked on it, came out maybe 1/4".

    Tried a few more times. (I could see the whole front end lifting when I pulled)

    This is where it is now. LOL

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    I noticed the little black o-ring seals were missing.

    My best guess is being winter they froze to the metal pipe and are now jammed/wedged in there preventing me from pulling out the dipstick.

    I've thought about getting a small torch and heating up the pipe in hopes it will expand and i can pull it out...

    What do the experts think?
     
  2. Murderface

    Murderface New Member

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    Why not pot small amount of oil down in it and try to work it around to see if it will break free. I wouldn't try a torch at all
     
  3. triumphx

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    If the dipstick tube bolts to the block, i would just unbolt it so you dont end up with that oring in your oil. Not sure if it does but thats your best bet
     
  4. BSP06XRU

    BSP06XRU Old Member

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    ...or shoot some penetrating lube down the tube to free it up.
    Once out, change the oil ASAP.
     
  5. triumphx

    triumphx New Member

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    After removing it, run a borecleaner for a firearm down it to free the orings up if they dont come out by themselves
     
  6. Slywhitty

    Slywhitty "Midget Magnet"

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    I had a similar issue with my moms truck. It eventually came out though. As for taking the whole dipstick out there is a bracket with a bolt to hold it in place but it just preses into the motor and seals with o rings like the dipstick. I have a spare stock stick and the tube off my old motor if you need any parts.

    Also. Where there hell have u been? Haven't seen u on here much lately. Also when did you get headers? Lol
     
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  7. X-roller

    X-roller Active Member

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    get some pliers and twist it as close to the base as possible.... if it's going to break there isn't much you can do.... if it does then you should have some of the dip stick protruding out still and grab that... after you get the dipstick out I would recommend replacing it whether it breaks or not unless it was frozen on there...
     
  8. Gadget

    Gadget Well-Known Member

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    Yep, squirt some oil or WD-40 down the tube and let it soak. You should be able to work it out after a while.

    G
     
  9. SSSXR

    SSSXR New Member

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    *bows to xru experts*

    thank you, Ill let you know how it goes. might have to wait until the weekend to do it though.

    Sly - whatup, yaaa i've been on the rollercoaster of life the past few months i still check in but haven't been posting. been hanging out with a girl on and off too so you know how that goes. lol

    got the headers from the last URD group buy on Tacoma world, less than a year ago i think. i dunno. doesn't look like ill be able to spend any money on the truck anytime soon though :,(
     
  10. Reverend_d

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    +1 on that...safty first
     
  11. hottacoX

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    spending money on girls.....think'n with your dipstick eh Andrew:biggrin:
     
  12. SSSXR

    SSSXR New Member

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    LOL

    best pun to date
     
  13. LateOnTheBrakes

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    I have the same issue with mine now. Tried the WD-40 and a little oil in from the top to no avail. I'm pulling up on the yellow plastic ring with a 6" extension for a 1/2" socket wrench and cannot make it move.
     

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