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Broken oil dipstick in tube

Need to know how to replace tube for oil dipstick

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Is it broken, not there, twisted??

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

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

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