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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-29-2018 Thread Starter
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Oil dipstick tube

I recently came into possession of a 1966 Mustang with a 289. My problem is that the engine was stripped for painting and I was not there when this was done. I now have the car, but none of the parts. I recently ordered a dipstick and dipstick tube for the car, when I went to install the tube it did not fit. It looks like the old tube is broken off right at the pan. Two questions, are there different size tubes and if not any ideas on how to get the old broken tube out? I am new at this and don't want to make things worse. Thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-29-2018
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The mis named "EASY OUT" may grab the piece of tube still in the timing was cover and help you pull it out. the other option is to pull the timing was cover and use a punch to tap the tube out of the cover far enough to grab with a pliers and remove it. DO NOT FORCE IT INWARDS the cover is tapered. While the tubes come in different lengths and configuration they are all the same diameter. so as long as you got a matched tube and stick you should be good to go.


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That is what I was thinking, but wanted to make sure before I did something stupid. Thanks for the quick reply.
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You can try the "easy out" but those are typically done on bolts by drilling a relatively small hole in the center.

This is a thin wall tube that is pressed in. Use a "dental pick" and work it between the casting hole and the tube, followed by a long skinny punch, then finally a small flat-blade screwdriver to fold the tube in on itself so you can twist it out with pliers.

If either doesn't work then drill it out, remove the pan to clean out the shavings.

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Surprisingly the easy out worked. The broken part of the tube is out and the new tube is installed. I appreciate everyone's help and I am sure I will have many more questions.
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Surprisingly the easy out worked. The broken part of the tube is out and the new tube is installed. I appreciate everyone's help and I am sure I will have many more questions.
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