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Replacing the oil dipstick tube.


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Simple if it has a retaining bolt lessen it up then pull the tub out. Replace in same way.

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What is the sump capacity for a .4cyl diesel pregio van series 1.i drained it and put in 4 and a half litres of oil and the dip stick reads just over half/????

from what you say-- you put in 4.5 litres of oil and it is just over 1/2 but you took out 7 litres , that would be just about right as the other 2.5 litres should make it full on the dip stick
there would be a problem if you took out 10 litres of oil but 6 litres filled it to the full line on the dipstick

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Hi I have a 96 camry and the oil dipstick tube has broken off how do I replace or repair the problem

Since the dipstick tube is a slide in fit, you will need to drop the oil pan to work the rest of the part out.
1) drain the oil
2) remove the bolts holding the oil pan (once they are all out, you might need to tap the pan to get it to release from the block-my brother's 97 camry was like this)
3) Remove the pan and look up for the dipstick tube end, spray it good with some WD-40, let it sit for a few minutes. The photo shows some pretty bad corrosion in your case.
4) with a set of channel lock pliers, begin to work the tube out. Take your time, you will be pushing out, not trying to pull the piece through.
5) once it is out, clean the edges of the dipstick tube opening.
6) Install new dipstick tube. ensure you have a good fit around the tube. otherwise, the crankcase pressure will squirt oil through.
7) Scrape off the old gasket from the oil pan and the face of the bottom of the engine.
8) lay the new gasket on the oil pan and begin to bolt it back on. Get the bolts in finger tight, then alternate torquing them down to ensure an even seal.
9) change oil filter and fill with new oil

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1992 cadillac deville leaking oil at dipstick

I would look for other leaks. If you are sure it's leaking at the dipstick tube, there is normally an o-ring where the tube presses into the engine. In general, this is an odd place for a leak, as ther eshould be no oil pressure in the pan (where the tube terminates) and unless the engine is overfilled with oil, the tube end shouldn't be immersed in oil to leak. IF there is pressure in the oil pan, that generally indicates bad rings. I have seen engines where the oil dipstick actually pops out of the tube under pressure when the engine is running due to pressure in the oil pan from blow-by at the rings.

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How do you do it--alterenator replace 2006 dodge van

Hi there, you did not specify the type of engine you use so here are possible guides for varying enginge types:

2.4L Engine
To Remove:

1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
2. Disconnect the intake air temperature sensor and remove the air cleaner assembly.
3. Remove the EVAP purge solenoid and move it out of the way.
4. Disconnect the wiring from the alternator.
5. Remove the accessory drive belt from the alternator.
6. Remove the alternator.

To Install:

1. Install the alternator.
2. Install the accessory drive belt
3. Connect the wiring to the alternator.
4. Install the EVAP purge solenoid in the bracket.
5. Install the air cleaner and duct, then connect the intake air temperature sensor.
6. Connect the negative battery cable.

3.3L & 3.8L Engines
To Remove:

1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
2. Disconnect the wiring from the alternator.
3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
4. Remove the right front tire and lower splash shield.
5. Remove accessory drive belt.
6. Remove the lower engine oil dipstick tube bolt, then remove the wiring harness from the dipstick tube.
7. Remove the 3 mounting bolts.
8. Lower the vehicle.
9. Remove engine oil dipstick tube.
10. Roll and carefully remove the alternator from vehicle.

To Install:

1. Place the alternator into position on the engine.
2. Install upper mounting bolts to hold the alternator in place.
3. Lubricate the o-ring with engine oil and install the dipstick tube.
4. Install the upper dipstick tube bolt.
5. Connect the wiring to the alternator.
6. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
7. Install the alternator lower mounting bolt and tighten.
8. Install the lower oil dip stick tube bolt.
9. Install the accessory drive belt.
10. Install the right front splash shield and tire.
11. Lower vehicle.
12. Install the wiring harness at the dipstick tube
13. Connect the negative battery cable.

Hope these help.

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Could be that it needs to run, if you changed the oil filter also, you removed a full filter and put on an empty one. Could be that the often-present-on VW's plastic ring on the dip stick tube is broken, causing the dipstick to more fully insert. Check the specifications. Was the car parked differently? Uphile or downhill will cause a different reading, perhaps the before reading was inaccurate.

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How to read dip stick for the oil

With the car on level ground,pull out dipstick and wipe clean with a lint free cloth,put it back fully into the tube, wait about 5 secs, then pull it out,the oil level should always be kept between the top and middle marks on the dipstick,and because of the age of your car use 10/40 semi synthetic oil,the best you can afford.if ever the oil light comes on you have only
1 litre of oil in the oilpan....NOT ENOUGH.

Jun 12, 2010 | 2002 Volkswagen Passat

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Cant find automatic box dipstick on 1.6 renault scenic s reg. is there one and any idea why sometime sounds as if clutch slipping on pulling away . thanks

They do not have one as such.

Remove the plastic drip tray from the bottom of the engine and to the right you will see the drain plug.

You will see that around the outide of the plug is another hex head which is the drain plug proper. It is a tube which they have set so when the engine is running and the oil is at the correct temprature excess oil will come out of the hole leaving the fluid at the correct height.

To check the oil in general what you need to warm the engine up till operating temprature then with the car parked level with a container to catch any oil that comes out.

With the engine still running remove the centre plug and if any oil comes out that is excess. If nothing comes out you need to replace the plug, pour in 1/2 a litre and then check it again. If you get some oil to come out that is cool it is excess if not keep addin 1/2 a litre till you do.

The filler plug is the one on the top of the gear box with a square hole in it.

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Feb 09, 2010 | 2004 Renault Sportwagon

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The car has no oil but the dip stick shows that it is full!!! what duz that meen?

wipe the dipstick off well,check 2 or 3 times if there is compression problems it might blow some residue oil back up dipstick tube, [and dipstick out a little bit][rings] sure fire test, drain oil,change filter fill with new oil if you do not no proper amount try 4.5 litres and go from there.

Dec 07, 2009 | 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis

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Need to know how to check oil in transmition in a 95 ford aspire

Check the engine oil level every time you fill the gas tank. The car should be on level ground when checking the oil.
  1. Turn the car off and wait several minutes.
  2. Locate the engine oil dipstick and withdraw it from the tube.
  3. Wipe the dipstick with a clean rag and reinsert it in the dipstick tube.
  4. Remove the dipstick again, hold the dipstick horizontally and observe the level of the oil.

Fig. 1: Grasp the engine oil dipstick and withdraw it from the tube

Fig. 2: Observe the oil level on the dipstick and add oil if it is low

  1. The oil level should be at the FULL mark on the dipstick.
  2. If the level is at or near the LOW mark, replace the dipstick and add fresh oil to bring the level up to the FULL mark. Do not overfill.
  3. Recheck the oil level and close the hood.

Good luck, and remember rated this help!!!

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