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Old 09-03-2003, 11:54 AM   #1
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update on my car:

For all that new that my dipstick tube broke off.

and for those of you that didnt know, my dipstick tube broke of...lol

Anyway, i took her to her apointment. THe bottom is broken into the block and they were going to charge me 580 dollars to fix it. Ha, yea right.

Well now to get it out, i gotta drop the oil pan, and everything to get to it.
So ill have a project to do and a big article on it for anyone that has to do it too. lmao. Hope you guys dont have this happen to you too.

bottom line is #### mechanics and their high labor prices and do everything yourself.
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Old 09-03-2003, 12:05 PM   #2
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580$ for THAT? sheesh.

word about doing everything yourself. who knows how much i've saved total.
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Old 09-03-2003, 12:09 PM   #3
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Almost 600 bucks?!?! Damn dude... I would do it myself as soon as they told me that price!! Screw that!!
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Old 09-03-2003, 02:22 PM   #4
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Thats alot of money
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they were probably gonna rip apart the whole engine do to it, thats crazy!
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Old 09-03-2003, 04:55 PM   #6
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well there is actually alot to remove to drop that oil pan. Crawl under your car check it out, its proving to be a hard process.
But it will get done. I've been taking pics.
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Old 09-03-2003, 06:56 PM   #7
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You DO NOT have to drop the pan,Unless the broken piece made it self to the pan.

This is what i did.I used a tap and stuck it into the broken piece,once it was in there good i got some pliers and pulled it out.

DONE!!!
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Old 09-03-2003, 06:57 PM   #8
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**** i guess the attachments are not working.
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Old 09-03-2003, 07:11 PM   #9
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send me the pics in a email.

lazerred95em@v6stangs.com

Also the mechanic said he tried that he said there was nothing to grab onto.

Also how in the ****ing world would I go about doing that? take off the headers?
I cant imagine getting my hand down there with plyers and being able to yank that up.
Anyway, i bought the tube today, a whopping $16.95 part is costing me all kinds of problems.
Anyway i stripped the car pretty much today,
Radiator Shroud, rad fan, the starter (that was a ****ing ##### to get that top bolt), exhaust at the headers. some tranny bolts, (getting ready to drop it) Just didnt want it to fall on my head. gotta get a jack under it.

Now if i persue the dropping the oil pan idea i gotta rent a hoist, and hoist that engine out a tad. and take the pan off.
Iam thinking of taking the entire engine out for a few days and rebuilding it somewhat. Then sticking it back in.
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Old 09-03-2003, 07:45 PM   #10
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Charles, I have a hoist sitting in my garage you can borrow... And I won't charge $40/day
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serious? What kind?

Ken you rock.
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Old 09-03-2003, 08:09 PM   #12
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A nice kick *** one. I bought off Ebay to pull the 2.5L out of my Jeep and get the Cheby 350 into it.. It will handle your engine nicely.
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Old 09-03-2003, 08:12 PM   #13
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I also have an engine stand, I just need to wheel it down and dump the old engine into the dumpster.
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Well i gotta buy a engine stand anyway, i kinda ghetto rigged something like a engine stand. But what iam going to do is buy one before i rip myn out anyway. Casue iwanna pull that other oil pan off of the other motor, and see how i would tap that oil dipstick tube out.
Also how big is that thing?
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Old 09-04-2003, 08:16 AM   #15
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It will take a pickup to move it, or some disassembly to load it into something. It fit in my Grand Cherokee with the seats folded down.

It stands about 5ft tall, and the base is about 3ft x 3ft or so when folded up. Weighs too much for a single person to lift
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well my dad has this old crummy van he never drives. I could take hte rear seats in that out. Think it would fit in the back of a dodge caravan?

Also i may not need it, i removed some stuff and have "kinda" gained access to the dipstick hole i may beable to pry it out. I can feel it with my hand and if i can somehow lift the shaft up a little like a half a inch or even less, i can pry it up the rest of the way... just need to figure out how to get it up i dont have a whole lot of room.
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Old 09-04-2003, 09:39 AM   #17
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Yeah, we should be able to get it inot a caravan with the back seat removed.

If you want, you can come check it out/pick it up tonigh (if you still need it)
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Yea iam probably going to end up needing it, maybe tomorow or the next day whenever your free. Cant tonight tho.
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Anytime this weekend is fine. Friday night - Sunday night
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When my timing cover gasket went they guys wanted 550, so My dads friend works there, I got it done, for only 50 bucks and a 12 pack of beer.
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id rather do everyhting myself. I tend to do thigns my self. But i havent had much time, and i had to get my car inspected so i just rbought it in, and they hit me with the 580, i didnt think everything totalling parts and inspect would cost over 100. So i just figured id do everything myself.
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I helped the guy wand watched, it was a good learning experaince, got to see how to take the front accessories off my car, and everything.
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Old 09-04-2003, 10:35 PM   #23
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Yea, I love learning things.

I've never watched, or lifted an engine out of a car but iam giong to do it, theres only one way to learn and thats to do it yourself.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Smokedya95stang
theres only one way to learn and thats to do it yourself.
Word, thats how I do it
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Old 09-04-2003, 11:42 PM   #25
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Yea, i mean just cause i've never done it doesnt mean its hard. Just how to figure out how to do it.

I've pretty much taken everything apart that i needed too.

Now its just to hoist it out.
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Old 09-05-2003, 01:45 PM   #26
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So ken, when can we make arrangements so i can borrow it for a couple of days.
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