Oil Dipstick Broke Off Inside Engine

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  1. WHTEVNM

    WHTEVNM New Member

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    The dipstick that was in my 95 Cobra when I bought it was shorter than a stock dipstick. I couldn't tell if it was cut or broken but I just bought a new one and put it in tonight and it fit fine. I started the car and ran it for a minute and then shut it off and checked the dipstick and about an inch and a half to two inches of the tip had broken off. Do you guys think this has caused damage to the motor? What do I do now? The previous owner had the engine rebuilt so I'm assuming that the oil pan or something was modified. I'm not sure what to do. Any help would be much appreciated.
     
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    evilcw311 Most Evil Mod! Staff Member Staff

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    Drop the pan and get it out before you start it again.

    Just my opinion but I wouldn't take that chance.


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    Hockeyman48 New Member

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    You could drain oil and try fishing it out with a flexible lead magnet through the drain holes.Strength of magnet would have to allow for movement along the magnetic oil pan.I think its worth a try, versus the work in dropping the pan. Good Luck.
     
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    ^^this is what I thought of also^^^^^
     
  5. talltim

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    The oil pump screen will prevent it from getting sucked into anywhere dangerous

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