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kazazza
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10th Apr 12 at 15:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Hey guys, just a quick one

The handle for my dipstick has broken, and the only way i can think to get it out now is to remove the tube from the sump, can anyone tell me how to do this? Or maybe have another suggestion as to how I can get it out? The dipstick is now completely level with the tube

Thanks !
BarnshaW
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magnetic pole or similar?
AndyCorsaSport
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Thin nose pliers?
kazazza
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quote:
Originally posted by BarnshaW
magnetic pole or similar?


Hmm, I think its stuck in there a lot more firmly than what a magnet could do, it was stuck in there so much that I put a screw driver through the ring/hoop on the dipstick, and it only broke after I put all my effort into pulling it out....
kazazza
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quote:
Originally posted by AndyCorsaSport
Thin nose pliers?


I wish, there's really no hope of those working.....
Twiggy
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Glass hammer
3CorsaMeal
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on my car, (VW), i just removed the dipstick tube, was one bolts holding it to the block near the top of engine, then it just pulled out
kazazza
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Any more thoughts guys? I've tried everything I can think of to get it out, it looks like I'm going to have to remove the pipe from the sump, but from what I can see, it just disappears into the sump with no surrounding bolts or anything to give away how its meant to be removed....
fazza
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what engine is it mate
kazazza
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x16xe

edit: 1999 Corsa B

[Edited on 12-04-2012 by kazazza]
fazza
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according to this:

http://opeloem.com/opel/corsa_b__tigra_1993_2002/engine_and_clutch/c16sel_c16xe_x16xe_petrol_engines/oil_level_indicator.html

I think there a bolt that secures it to the block. If you can access that you should be able to carefully pull it out and get your dipstick out
fazza
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vauxhall-Corsa-B-1-4-16v-00-93-00-OIL-DIP-STICK-X14XE-/260910341498?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item3cbf77dd7a

so it does come out somehow
Jed D
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quote:
Originally posted by Twiggy
Glass hammer



skirting board ladder? tarting paint? long stand?
fazza
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whats tarting paint Jed?
andy_mk3
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There's nothing holding it in, just a tight fit! Tried to get mine out but gave up before I mullered it
kazazza
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quote:
Originally posted by fazza
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vauxhall-Corsa-B-1-4-16v-00-93-00-OIL-DIP-STICK-X14XE-/260910341498?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item3cbf77dd7a

so it does come out somehow


I've just been out and put some grips around it and gave it my absolute all (maybe I'm just a pussy lol) but it wouldn't budge at all hmm, might just take it to a garage tbh. Also, do you think that pipe will fit my x16xe? Just in case this one gets ruined...
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quote:
Originally posted by fazza
whats tarting paint Jed?


tartan fucked that up didnt i
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yeah the 1.4 is the same mate so it will fit, and sounds like you now need it

 
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