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I was attempting to change my oil in a Mercedes e350 and using a oil extractor. The plastic tube that you put done the dip stick tube broke about 1/4 down the tube. I can see it. Any suggestion how I might get the broken off plastic tube out.

Mechanic's Assistant: When was your last oil change?

4 months ago

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your E350?

2012

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your E350 yourself? What have you tried so far?

I was changing the oil my self

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Mercedes Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 8 months ago
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HI,

Best way is to get a long pick tool, about 8 to 10" long with a 90 degree bent tip and use it to go into the dipstick tube and basically stab the tubing and pull it up and out. If the tip is too long to fit inside the tube, grind a little off the end and make sure the tip is sharp at the end to stab into the tubing.

Most hardware stores will have the pick tool.

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