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Are you saying the dipstick did NOT break off Even at the bottom of the block?
Thanks for the information.
The bottom of the dipstick has an o ring on it and just snaps into the bottom of the block. If you can get a good grip on it, it should pop right out.
Have you tried pulling on it?
The tube is not pressed in. Over time the end of the tube can get pretty stuck in the block. If you are not able to pull it out, you will have to drop the oil pan the use a hammer and a soft punch to tap it out.
Yes. You should replace the O ring on the tube. The part number is(NNN) NNN-NNNN
Yes. the O ring should fit into a groove on the tube.
Here is an image of the tube assembly that goes into the block.
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11962809/tube.jpg <<<<<<<<<<< click here