Well, finally got a day off work and was going to tackle a few loose ends with my truck starting with the leaky dipstick tube. Went to remove the old one and it broke off flush with the block. I’ve tried threading a extractor type bit and using a slide hammer, no luck. Tried a clothes hanger with a hook bent into the end of it hoping to grab the bottom of the remaining piece of tube. No luck there either. Anyone ever have this problem that could point me towards a solution? I’m on the verge of trying to just punch it into the pan. Then maybe use a magnet to guide the broken tube towards the drain on the oil pan and attempt to fish it out of the hole. Maybe I’d even have room to drop the pan enough to stick a flexible magnet down into the pan and get the broken piece out? All I know is I had to take a break from this PITA and vent a little bit. I’ll go back to cussing at it and report back with my method of success, if any.
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