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Old 12-11-2010, 03:57 AM   #1
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Default Leak from oil dipstick tube? Just replace o ring?

I had my oil pickup tube replaced about 2 months ago with a Killer B one and all was well until yesterday where I think I have a small leak which I can't seem to pinpoint. What I do know is that it is coming from the area around where the dipstick tube inserts into the pan as I can see a small trail from there. There are no leaks around the pan where it is sealed to the block so I have ruled that out. My question is can a leak occur if the oil pickup tube o ring is worn or shifted? And how easy is it to replace? Can I just pull the pickup tube out, replace the o ring and plug it back in, or do I have to have the pan pulled and resealed? I am pretty sure the leak begins when the car is on (pressure) but I will know for sure since I just pinpointed the source.

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Old 12-11-2010, 11:21 AM   #2
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Bump - need some help on this !!!
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Old 12-11-2010, 12:29 PM   #3
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It's definitly possible to tear an o-ring pulling the dipstick tube on or off. Sometimes they can move from the groove they are suposed to be in too. There are 2 o-rings, maybe one is missing? I usually put some motor oil on the o-rings and that helps with getting them into the tube. Regardless, with the motor in the car it's pretty much impossible to pull the dipstick tube out The pan will need to be dropped down, liquid gasket removed and replaced, to properly replace and install the dipstick tube o-rings.
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Old 12-11-2010, 07:22 PM   #4
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Well not what I wanted to hear. Thanks for chiming in too. My car is on ramps right now and and I can see where the tube enters the pan. I can feel the oil around there too so it's definately the seals. Can't I just unbolt the top bolt and pull the tube out. I do have a lot of room under the car right now.
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Old 12-11-2010, 08:42 PM   #5
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No it's under the car where it binds up, the timing belt cover and hoses that keep you from moving it out and up.

Wish I had better news for you
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Killer,

I just installed a new oil pan and figured I could wait to install the dip stick tube after the pan was bolted in.

I let fuji bond cure for 24 hours, went to put the tube in and seem to be having this problem. I know you said the tube cannot be removed with the pan in, is the same true when re installing the tube? I'm open to any ideas which don't involve me taking the whole pan off again.
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Old 07-11-2012, 01:22 PM   #7
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Yes it's true going both ways. It needs to be installed, or at least started into the dipstick tube, during the install. IIRC you can do it on the car, but it requires the removal of cooling lines and/or timing belt cover.
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Thanks for the fast reply Killer,

Looks like I'll go take the pan off again, you guys wouldn't happen to sell the o rings on the dip stick tube would you?
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The o-rings we have for our pans are slightly different and may not seal as will on an OEM pan.

A hint on the o-rings for the install... put some motor oil on them, they fit REALLY tight and this will help them go in and keep them from ripping.
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Just looked at my diptube, and it looks like I could replace the 'O' rings from below by undoing the support and pulling it out.

Prolly not going to be able to remove the whole tube, but looks possible to get it out far enough for the replacement.....
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^ Now thats using your dipstick Jimmy!



sorry, I couldn't help myself.
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