Date registered: Jan 2008
Vehicle: 85 380SE 184K, 83 380SL 175K
Location: Austin, tx
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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?
Brian in Austin