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Old 01-26-2012, 07:01 PM   #1
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Dipstick Issue

So LONG story short, I had to remove my Dipstick tubing. When I re-installed it, I get a tapping noise from my dipstick. I take out the dipstick the sound goes away.

I thought I had fixed it a month ago but when I checked my dipstick last week it was broken. I dropped the oil pan, ETC. My new Dipstick came in today and the same tapping noise when its all the way in.

I read somewhere that If you bend it just a bit it fixed the problems but I just don't know where to bend it or even if I should.

Any suggestions? Please and Thank You!


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Yes bend it , bend it so when you put the stick in the tube it allows the stick to be closer to the pan , I bend then a little about 1 inch 2 inch 3 inch so it looks like a bow from tip to about half way up the stick

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Yes bend it , bend it so when you put the stick in the tube it allows the stick to be closer to the pan , I bend then a little about 1 inch 2 inch 3 inch so it looks like a bow from tip to about half way up the stick

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Will it measure the oil accurately which is it's primary function?
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:37 AM   #5
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i had a similar problem as well and it snapped inside the motor oil pan :( havent had any problems with my car thou, i guess the little chunk of the dip stick came out when i had changed the oil
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