Re: Oil Dipstick tube replacement

From: Gary Hedlin (
Date: Mon Sep 26 2011 - 14:22:08 EDT

I agree, but on the other hand your tube goes right to the dipstick track
that goes directly to the back of the pan, so any shavings would end up
there. Plus I also said I would flush it out with brake cleaner and change
the oil right after so you would clean them out.

Plus I don't think the tube section would fall beyond the dipstick track on
the pan.


On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 1:11 PM, Michael Maskalans <>wrote:

> On 26-Sep, 2011, at 13:57 , Gary Hedlin wrote:
> > Chris,
> >
> > The more I think about it, the best thing to do is to drill it out, flush
> > the bits out with some brake cleaner, change the oil, and put your new
> tube
> > in. Probably would take an hour to do.
> >
> > Gary
> I'd rather have the whole piece in there than drill shavings. The whole
> piece won't ever go through the oil pump. Shavings can make it through the
> pickup, and it'll be tough to flush them out. I would NOT drill it.
> 2

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