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Old 09-02-2012, 09:53 PM
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broke my dipstick

so i was looking behind my motor at the ballast pumps, and wouldnt you know it when i came up i hit the dipstick and the handle broke off. with the stick still in of course. there is a bit of plastic on top of the dip stick still, was kind of thinking a little super glue and try o pull it out. any other creative ideas? thanks
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:58 PM
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Those extending magnets that looks like a telescoping antenna might work
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:15 PM
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so i was looking behind my motor at the ballast pumps, and wouldnt you know it when i came up i hit the dipstick and the handle broke off. with the stick still in of course. there is a bit of plastic on top of the dip stick still, was kind of thinking a little super glue and try o pull it out. any other creative ideas? thanks
Super glue won't work if there's even a little oil on whatever is being glued. If the end of the stick is close to the end of the tube, go to Radio Shack and buy a hemostat. Potheads know exactly what this can be used for.
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A method I have used numerous times, You can spray wd-40 to dipstick hole then pinch off the pcv hose and blow compressed air in the other valve cover hose and the dipstick will pop right out, just be cautious as to how much air is blown in the engine, you only want to apply air pressure for a second or two at a time, you don't wanna blow out any seals...
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:44 PM
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Judging from the title of this post, I'd say that is a bit of a personal issue.

(sorry, couldn't help it...good luck!)
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:28 PM
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i guess that was totally called for lol. yeah i though of the magnet as well, i may try the ai pressure as well, i feel like as dumb A**.
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:39 PM
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Can't get at it with some really small needlenose plyers?
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:49 PM
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I've sometimes had success in similar situations heating up a small wood screw, and pushing it into the plastic. Let the plastic harden around the screw (5-10 minutes), then use the screw to pull it out. You have to have threads or something similar to give grip on the plastic; a straightened paperclip won't work because it'll slide right out of the plastic.

Alternatively, drill a small hole (but because this leads into the engine oil, don't drill through the bottom of the piece left in the dipstick tube), then screw a small screw into the hole and use it to pull the dipstick out. Not advised, because of the difficult in knowing how deep you can drill.

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Old 09-03-2012, 12:05 AM
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hey will they might, thanks frank i will try that. i live 40 minutes from the marina where i keep my boat so i am just trying to get an arsenal of ideas together. i also have to prep the tool box when i go as well. so the more ideas i have he options i bring. the better success i will have. cant tell you how much i have spent on oh sh$t tools cause i didnt prep or come up with enought ideas before i left. thanks for the help and ideas!!!
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:27 AM
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needle nose vice grip

you might be able to get a hold of the end of the dip stick with a needle nose vice grip.
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