Removing oil dipstick tube.

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  1. 65Val

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    Is there a secret to removing the oil dipstick tube from the block? Mine’s broke off where it enters the block, and the stub is still in there.
     
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    Maybe screw in a lag bolt into the tube and then use vise grips to pull out...
     
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    Remove the oil pan and knock it out from the inside. Every time I've tried the screw trick, it swells the tube up and locks it down more. I've never been that lucky.
     
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      I’m not sure what size hole it is but I just use a Slightly smaller old drill bit (the unfluted end) inserted and gently drift it out with a brass hammer
       
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        I’ve tried that. Seems I have either too small or too big piece of rod to knock it out from inside. The stub is only about an inch long and down the hole.
         
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        Gonna have to try that.
         
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        Got it!!! Drill bit plan worked! In case anyone else needs to do this, it’s an 11/32” drill bit!
        Thanks all.
         
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          Is the tube gonna live? If not, cut some off and use it to knock what's in the block out.
           
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          Dont have rest of the tube... gonna have to buy new one.
           
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          I agree with Rusty. Had same problem with my 360. Even out and on the engine stand it took time and patience to get it out. Used a long tapered punch with a good edge and it eventually broke free. RJ
           
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            missing linc Loose nut behind the wheel

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            I went through that, had a pita time with it, tried the screw trick, tried a bolt, and a punch, finally got it with a piece of ready rod.
             
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            Thanks again guys!!! Drill bit. method worked... 11/32” bit if anyone needs to do it.:thumbsup::thumbsup:
             
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            Our old 1920's Farmall "Regular" had a different deal...........This photo is of a newer "C" model. I was thnkin our old one had THREE cocks

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