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    Thread: Cant re-install dipstick tube

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      08-13-2012 02:40 AM #1
      so, I pulled out my dipstick tube to fix a leak, and now i can't get it to go in and seat all the way. its hitting something before the o-ring starts to even seal.
      anyone know how the tube needs to bend? what am i hitting inside?
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      08-14-2012 10:35 PM #2
      spit on it...
      I didn't do much today, but i'am going to give it hell tomorrow.

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      08-14-2012 11:00 PM #3
      Drop the pan...it's quick and easy......and check it out. The dipstick tube actually rotates a bit while it goes in/out, and it's easier to see what's going on with the pan off.

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      08-15-2012 09:38 AM #4
      before i pull the oil pan, i have a spare block torn down, ill put the oil pump back on and see if i can get the dipstick bent right to slide into place.

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      08-17-2012 12:14 PM #5
      dipstick tube bends real easy, and wont go back in same way as it was, use tube from other block if you have one, while your taking it out you need to be real careful cause it can get a little jammed and then the bend changes real easy. gl.
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      08-17-2012 01:34 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by air-cooled or diesel View Post
      dipstick tube bends real easy, and wont go back in same way as it was, use tube from other block if you have one, while your taking it out you need to be real careful cause it can get a little jammed and then the bend changes real easy. gl.
      the portion that actually installs into the engine, isnt even bent, its 100% straight..

      but you already knew that, since you are such a VW guru..

      thanks for that post captain obvious!

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      08-17-2012 06:18 PM #7
      it turned out the dipstick was too long. it was hitting the bottom of the oil pan. took off the pan, and it sticks out past the oil pickup. cut about an inch off and alls good.

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      08-31-2012 01:53 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Glegor View Post
      the portion that actually installs into the engine, isnt even bent, its 100% straight..

      but you already knew that, since you are such a VW guru..

      thanks for that post captain obvious!
      if i recall correctly, its bend slightly toward rear, some bend thats not stock isnt a prob.
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