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Old 11-16-2009, 09:29 AM
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Default Broken Dip Stick Tube

The oil dip stick tube broke while trying to remove the exhaust manifold. Any ideas on making repairs? Or, process to replace. 2003 Silverado 6.0 automatic Thanks. Skoot
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Old 11-19-2009, 06:23 PM
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Just go to the dealer and get a new one - they're too thin to 'repair' and relatively cheap.
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Old 11-20-2009, 07:53 PM
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Default Oil Dip Stick Tube Removal

Photos detail how the oil tube broke in half from heat fatique then also at shoulder of engine flange. I had to tap the edges over with a screwdriver to get enough tube to grab with vise grips.
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Old 11-23-2009, 03:18 PM
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Holy rust. Where do you live? That's from rust - not from heat.
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Old 11-23-2009, 06:10 PM
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Hi Yankee, Living in the North East in New Hampshire (The Granite State) the winters here are very harsh. The road salt and brine spray that is applied during snow removal certainly takes it toll forming rust that eats cars from the outside in. However, that oil tube section where it originally broke was right behind the exhaust manifold where it was severly blistered and weakend which made me believe that the extense heat in that area contributed to some degree of metal fatigue and failure when I tried to flex it taking the manifold out.
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The heat might have had a little to do with it, but the majority was the crap they throw on the roads up there (no stranger to it - spent most of my life in NY). My dipstick tube is right next to my turbo manifold and I've never had an issue.
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