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broken oil dipstick in sentra 2002 gxe

 
peter
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      10th August 2004, 05:21 AM
The dip stick is broken, the plastic handle is left in my hand with the
remaining metal part left in the tube, doe any one knows how to remove ? The
dealer is telling me that the have to drop the oil pan, I don't buy it.
Does the tube not come out from the engine? if so do I need an o ring?
Peter


 
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NissTech
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      10th August 2004, 10:21 PM
depending on the mileage and the in service date of the vehicle it may be
covered under warranty



"peter" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> The dip stick is broken, the plastic handle is left in my hand with the
> remaining metal part left in the tube, doe any one knows how to remove ?

The
> dealer is telling me that the have to drop the oil pan, I don't buy it.
> Does the tube not come out from the engine? if so do I need an o ring?
> Peter
>
>



 
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      11th August 2004, 02:16 PM
On Tue, 10 Aug 2004 05:21:21 GMT, "peter" <(E-Mail Removed)>,wrote:

>The dip stick is broken, the plastic handle is left in my hand with the
>remaining metal part left in the tube, doe any one knows how to remove ? The
>dealer is telling me that the have to drop the oil pan, I don't buy it.
>Does the tube not come out from the engine? if so do I need an o ring?
>Peter


The tube probably comes out the pan side. Like Niss_Tech mentioned, maybe it's
still under warranty?
 
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Daniel W. Rouse Jr.
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      11th August 2004, 06:16 PM
"Meat-->Plow" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> On Tue, 10 Aug 2004 05:21:21 GMT, "peter" <(E-Mail Removed)>,wrote:
>
> >The dip stick is broken, the plastic handle is left in my hand with the
> >remaining metal part left in the tube, doe any one knows how to remove ?

The
> >dealer is telling me that the have to drop the oil pan, I don't buy it.
> >Does the tube not come out from the engine? if so do I need an o ring?
> >Peter

>
> The tube probably comes out the pan side. Like Niss_Tech mentioned, maybe

it's
> still under warranty?


Obligatory Disclaimer: this is only my experience with a broken dipstick and
does not constitute any actual instructions or advice as to how to deal with
the broken dipstick.

After the dipstick to my Sentra GXE was broken by a local Valvoline Instant
Oil change shop, I found that only half of the plastic had cracked, leaving
the remaining plastic along with the metal part stuck in the tube.
Basically, the dipstick had cracked just above the O-ring, because the guy
checking the oil was being rough with the dipstick, pulling it out and
pushing it back in rather quickly and firmly, due to the fact they had
already overfilled the oil and had to drain some out.

I was still actually able to drive the car, so I drove it slowly to the
dealer.

The dealer was able to remove it, although they didn't say how, but I wasn't
charged for removal of the oil pan so maybe they used some sort of vacuum or
suction device.

Seems like those Sentra GXE dipsticks are really delicate parts for how
often they would be removed and replaced for checking the oil. I wonder if
other Nissan models (eg., Altima, Maxima) have similar issues.

 
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Johnboy
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      11th August 2004, 09:20 PM
They may have used a 14" long devise that is used on a man
to remove bladder stones. Is about 3/16 dia and has tiny but
powerfull pinchers on the end. See if your family doctor can get
you a pair, they're free. I can send you a picture if needed.

> > >The dip stick is broken, the plastic handle is left in my hand

with the
> > >remaining metal part left in the tube, doe any one knows how to

remove ?
> > >The dealer is telling me that the have to drop the oil pan, I

don't buy it.
> > >Does the tube not come out from the engine? if so do I need an o

ring?
> > >Peter





 
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peter
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      5th September 2004, 06:14 PM
Not on warranty anymore, 130000km.
I was able to put a thin long wire down the tube and pull up, it brought it
to the top, I then took a bigger wire and insert again into the tube again
and a quick pull I was able to get it out.
I think I got lucky with this one, boy was I happy.

Apparently the new Nissan Sentra has this problem, I was told this by the
dealership. The replacement dipstick is exactly like the original one,
plastic handle again.

Thanks everyone for the help and support.

Peter
"Johnboy" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> They may have used a 14" long devise that is used on a man
> to remove bladder stones. Is about 3/16 dia and has tiny but
> powerfull pinchers on the end. See if your family doctor can get
> you a pair, they're free. I can send you a picture if needed.
>
>> > >The dip stick is broken, the plastic handle is left in my hand

> with the
>> > >remaining metal part left in the tube, doe any one knows how to

> remove ?
>> > >The dealer is telling me that the have to drop the oil pan, I

> don't buy it.
>> > >Does the tube not come out from the engine? if so do I need an o

> ring?
>> > >Peter

>
>
>
>



 
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