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Old 05-07-09, 02:38 PM   #1
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Dipstick tip snapped off, do I have to get it removed from the sump or ok to run, obviously need a new stick, how easy/long to remove the sump?
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Old 05-07-09, 04:08 PM   #2
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This must be my area since i have 2 x 307`s , one has a dipstick piece in sump the other has 2 pieces in the sump,
(50k miles done and 4 oil changes since it happened)

both cars have a dipstick with no end in the engine ,
my new dipstick is in the garage when it only comes out to check oil levels,
and no the bits in the sump will not do any harm,

plastic dipstick -hot engine -
bet the guy who thought that up is on the dole now
(but knowing the french he probably got promotion),

so buy a new one on ebay and keep the old one in the engine,

hope that helps you to stop worrying.

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i have an extra broken one i can send to someone if they are worried about the one they have in the engine
(if its starting to bend in different directions , shes about to snap off)
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Old 05-07-09, 06:32 PM   #3
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Cheers Betty, I had a thought, ah weather nice let's check water oil etc... then wished I hadn't!!!
If it's stuck in the tube I may still see if I can get it out, rather than push it into the sump, do you know if the tube comes away from the sump easily enough?
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Old 05-07-09, 06:40 PM   #4
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you can take the tube of but the bit that broke off is below that point and i would say its in the sump now
(went through all this with my first break , then didn`t expect it to happen again TWICE),
forget it by a new dipstick but keep the old one in the car so it doesn`t happen again.
(was worried about the broken bit for a while myself but that was 50k miles ago)
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Old 12-07-09, 04:50 PM   #5
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The dipstick has found a home.(thats not an invitation you guys and gals).
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Hi, I'm having a similar problem, but my end seems to be still stuck in the bottom of the pipe. My new dipstick wont go all the way in, sticks out be about half an inch. have tried poking wire down to push it into the sump, but hasnt worked. So i cant currently check the oil level. Its had a fresh oil change at Kwikfit (where the problem was discovered) so that shouldn't be a problem at the moment.

Any ideas would be grately received?
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Old 13-05-10, 04:17 PM   #7
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Sump off i`m afraid , you can still check oil , use broken dipstick ,top up slowly keep checking then as soon as it marks the broken bit with oil stop.

Broken bit will do no harm but if you can get it out keep broken dipstick in engine and use new one only for dipping , don`t put it in all the time or the same will happen.
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Old 09-03-14, 04:36 PM   #8
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mine is same i just checked.

is there an all metal version i can buy?


also when checking oil now is it "stop" as soon as oil reaches broken off part?

there is no visible writing/marks on the tiny piece of plastic left and the metal rod part is visible at broken off piece of plastic.

thanks
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Just buy another plastic one for dipping (keep in boot), and keep broken one in car engine
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