Fox Oil Dipstick Tube

SmokeytheFox

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Hey, the past few days I’ve been trying to trace a oil leak that’s been cursing me. I’ve noticed my oil dipstick tube was pulled out and now I’m having trouble to install it again. I’ve been twisted and fighting this tube for hours but can’t get it to pass the first notched. I’ve tried lubing it and tapping, still not trying go in :fuss:How far exactly is the tube suppose to go ? It’s just a stock dipstick
 

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2000xp8

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It's been a while, but i'm pretty sure it should only go in to where the tube itself expands.
Me personally, i'd just buy another, because if it's loose, it's going to leak again anyway.
And yes, they are a real pain to get in.
 
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I've been successful with using a little right stuff sealant. Just smeared on the tube before that first notch. It doesn't go all the way down. Those things can be a pain to get on. Clean the top of that hole and the dip stick before putting the Permatex right stuff on.
 
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Hey, the past few days I’ve been trying to trace a oil leak that’s been cursing me. I’ve noticed my oil dipstick tube was pulled out and now I’m having trouble to install it again. I’ve been twisted and fighting this tube for hours but can’t get it to pass the first notched. I’ve tried lubing it and tapping, still not trying go in :fuss:How far exactly is the tube suppose to go ? It’s just a stock dipstick
Hi, I had the same issue. As odd as this sounds it worked for me. I took the dipstick and sat it in the freezer overnight. Then in the morning, I used vice grips and a hammer with a piece of wood to hammer it in. Word of caution, if you hit the tip of the dipstick too hard it will mushroom the top of the tube so that's where the wood comes into play. Its also easier to do it with two people.

I hope this helps.
 

General karthief

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Right stuff sealant works really good but you need to attach the tube to a header bolt, there should be a tab on the tube for this, if you don't secure it it will come back out.
 
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