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Old 03-19-2011, 03:36 PM   post #1 of 5
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Hello, haven't been on here in quite some time. I have a v-8
Chrysler and I'm having a problem. The oil dipstick became extremely hard to pull out and in so doing the plastic top broke off even with the tube it goes into. The fact that it was plastic I'm sure had a great deal to do with it breaking. I suppose Chrysler saved obout two cents or so making it out of plastic instead of metal. Anyway has anyone else had this problem and what did you do about it? I was told that the new Ford Focus also has a plastic dipstick end and probably others. I tried silicone spray, chasis grease, and anti-sieze with no success. Of course that is with a new dipstick. It appears to stick near the tube opening which is where the plastic is. I'm 70 years old and have never had a problem like this before but then I've always had vehicles with metal dipsticks too.
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Old 03-19-2011, 04:07 PM   post #2 of 5
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Who WAS the Einstien that came up with that design?!?!?!

I haven't run into this issue yet but I did some searching on the subject. Looks like the suggestion is to drill a small hole in the plastic about 1/8" deep and thread in a drywall screw by hand. You should then be able to grip it with some pliers and pull the broken dip stick out. Then replace the plastic part with one of these http://www.custombilletstore.com/Bil...ck_p/30012.htm Good luck with the fix.

Or if that fails, try this- Remove the dipstick tube from the block and attack the thing from the other side.. All I got pal..

Got some pictures of this thing? Have your grandkid post a few in here or here's the instructions: http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=77144
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Old 03-19-2011, 05:43 PM   post #3 of 5
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Sorry I guess I didn't post my question correctly. I've gotten the old dipstick out by removing the tube from where its bolted to the engine and then simply pushing the dipstick out from the bottom of the tube. My question is how to keep the new dipstick from sticking to the top of the dipstick tube or the same thing will happen to this new one. Once again I've tried silicone, chassis grease, and anti-sieze. It still sticks to the top of the tube especially when the engine is hot. Hopefully someone else has experienced this same thing and may have a solution. And no the old or the new dipstick was not bent twisted or damaged, its that **** plastic end thats causing the problem. I suppose I could file or grind the plastic down to where it won't bind up, in fact that may be the answer.
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Sorry I guess I didn't post my question correctly. I've gotten the old dipstick out by removing the tube from where its bolted to the engine and then simply pushing the dipstick out from the bottom of the tube. My question is how to keep the new dipstick from sticking to the top of the dipstick tube or the same thing will happen to this new one. Once again I've tried silicone, chassis grease, and anti-sieze. It still sticks to the top of the tube especially when the engine is hot. Hopefully someone else has experienced this same thing and may have a solution. And no the old or the new dipstick was not bent twisted or damaged, its that **** plastic end thats causing the problem. I suppose I could file or grind the plastic down to where it won't bind up, in fact that may be the answer.
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What engine size and year have you got? Here's a few replacement (not plastic!) dipsticks that are available: http://www.thefind.com/cars/info-eng...ck-replacement
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Old 03-19-2011, 08:02 PM   post #5 of 5
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check out this link...found it via google. maybe a metal replacement from summit racing?

http://www.justanswer.com/chrysler/2...chrys-300.html


Went to summit and got this link. Maybe one of these will work ...it's a search on chyrsler motors

http://www.summitracing.com/search/?...r&Ns=Price|Asc

Or, another good option is to go to www.ebay.com and search "chrysler dip stick" lots of choices there. just look for an all metal one

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