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What's involved in removing the dip stick tube?

Years ago, when I had a new oil pan installed on my 85 380SE, the guy that did the work for me installed the dipstip in the new pan too deep,.....so I never new how much oil I had for sure. I decided on my last oil change to pull the dipstick back up to read the correct level after I added the correct number of quarts of oil.

Unfortunately, it now leaks,....so I bought a new dipstick tube.

I've tried just pulling the dipstick tube up to remove it, but it is hitting on a few things where the tube has a bend in it, and can't just pull out.

Can anyone tell me what would be involved in removing the dipstick tube on the 380SE? Does the water pump or other component have to be removed?

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Brian,

Even though you've paid for a new tube, could you raise your old tube enough to clean it really well, then put some sealer on it and reinsert it?

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Brian,

Even though you've paid for a new tube, could you raise your old tube enough to clean it really well, then put some sealer on it and reinsert it?

Mike
I suppose I could Mike, but the main reason all this came about is that I got tired of having an innacurate dip stick,......I really do want to get the new one in there so I know for sure how much oil I have, and ......have no leaks.
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Got it. I was just thinking the old one could be set at the correct height, then you wouldn't have to deal with removing it.

I suppose you've tried feeding it down, too? There has to be a way...
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simple- you have to remove anything in the way of the stick preventing it from moving upwards and remove the lower sump pan.
Using a piece of wood as a drift so as to not damage the end of the tube and a hammer.
Position the wood up against the bottom of the tube and lightly tap the tube up and it will easily come out.
(mine is out & if i checked at home tonight i could tell you how far up the mark is from the bottom of the tube to re-position your new tube to the correct depth if you want)


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KRH, I believe it's already loose. He's struggling with getting it removed from the car so he can install the new.

Good tip on removing it from the pan, though.

From my post #4, I meant feed it down and out once it's free of the pan, of course.
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Sorry to resurrect a 2013 post but I am interested in how to re-install a dip stick tube. I have dropped the oil pan, punch the dip stick tube upwards and have it removed. I do not see an O-ring or bolts to hold it in place. Is the oil dip stick tube a "pressed" installation?
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@Tom Kaiser - my 1988 560SEC did not have a o-ring either, just the "stop" that is made in to the tube. I had originally installed the thermostat housing on to the water pump on my bench. I had to remove it to get the tube back in as I could not get a straight shot on it with it in place. Are you having an issue getting it all the way in or just getting it started?
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