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Broken oil dipstick, how do i get that little piece out of the block...?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Silver84k5, Aug 18, 2002.

  1. Silver84k5

    Silver84k5 1/2 ton status

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    it broke so that the part of the tube that goes into the block is stuck in there, ive been trying to get it out with pliers and such with no luck now its pretty chewed up and theres not much to grab with pliers anymore, is there a tool that i can use to get it out, or do i have to drop the oil pan? how hard is it to replace that oil pan gasket when im ready to put it back in, Thanks
     
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    Try an easy out tool for removing broken bolts......that might get the part in the block out.
    Bill C
     
  3. Silver84k5

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    Not a prob been there once before!
    Bill
     
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    Or try a very strong magnet............
     
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    good luck dropping the oil pan.i dont know how the crossmember is on your truck but mine goes right under the engine and you have to pull the engine to get the oil pan out.hope yours is setup differently cause i cant get my pan out.and i got a nice leak on my rear main. /forums/images/icons/frown.gif
     
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    Where can i get a magnet that strong? prolly spendy as [censored] eh?
     
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    I got mine at Sears............it is SERIOUSLY powerful.
     
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    I've had my oil pan off and back on again using the same gasket with no problems and no leaks. Just had to remove some of those engine to tranny rods to get the pan out. Use a drill with a socket. There are a lot of bolts.
     

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