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I was checking my oil, and when I put the dipstick back in the tube, the stupid thing broke off in the tube,
What is going to be the most painless fix for this?

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Unless it's just part way down the tube, and you can fish it out of there with a coat hanger or something small -- I'm afraid the only way to get the piece out of there will be to remove the oil pan.

And that isn't going to be fun - I assure you. But, this would be a good opportunity to see the inside of your oil pan and replace your oil pan gasket with a new one (if you happen to have any leaks there).

Good luck!
 

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The dip stick tube on my 5m was just pressed in (not threaded). You should be able to put a wrench on the base of the tube and work it out. I put some blue RTV on it when I pressed it back into the block just for good measure.

Also try sliding a magnetic pickup tool down the dipstick tube. That should work if it didnt drop all the way into the pan.
 

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ditto on the magnetic pick up tool. I have one with a telescoping head, I can extend it to 3 feet in length, it would easily get in there.
 

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Good idea guys...I didn't think about if a telescoping magnetic tool would have a small enough head to reach down the tube. And as for removing the tube itself, I assumed it was attached in such a way that it couldn't be easily removed from the block.

Well...I hope one or the other of these solutions works for you!
 
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