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vip09
12-31-2008, 02:38 AM
I have a 5S block from a '94 Camry. The dipstick tube is really long and I would like to use a shorter one like the one from my 3SGTE.

What's the easiest way to get this out and replace it? I tried to get it out but it wouldn't budge.

Trance4c
12-31-2008, 02:42 AM
It is amazingly, just a rubber gasket. Pull, you will get it out, and you can replace it, there are part numbers for it at the dealership. Then, press back in.

vip09
12-31-2008, 02:47 AM
I had the vice grips on it and it wouldn't even move.. the tube started to crush.

Trance4c
12-31-2008, 02:50 AM
Yep, it is a serious bitch. I couldn't stress that more. lol

Lagos
12-31-2008, 05:07 AM
I thought there was one bolt down the bottom that helps hold it in place?

vip09
12-31-2008, 05:11 AM
No bolt unless it's a ninja bolt.

Ryan
12-31-2008, 05:13 AM
Usually there is a bracket that is welded onto the tube, and the bracket extends down and bolts to the block... Thats what I have seen on most cars.

The bracket just keeps it in place and keeps it from flopping around.

Other than that, it is just an o-ring...

vip09
12-31-2008, 05:17 AM
I got moved to general? It's a 5S-GTE! ;)

donteatbugs
12-31-2008, 11:16 AM
pwned....ill be down this weekend to have a look see my friend....

Trance4c
12-31-2008, 02:20 PM
Actually, there is a small sleeve, its like a nipple that the tube sits in. This sleeve is pressed into the block. The tube is just in that sleeve with a rubber gasket, I shit you not. Nothing more to it.

Luni
12-31-2008, 03:35 PM
On a stock alltrac 3SGTE the dipstick tube is the sleeve. On an MR2, theres a "union" that presses into the block, then theres an Oring and the dipstick tube slides into the union.

I have the stock Alltrac dipstick from my engine when I swapped to my MR2 stuff.

It just slides down into the block itself. The tube itself is 1 piece. I can take a picture for you if you want.

And yes, to get mine out, I used vice grips and twisted and pulled.

vip09
12-31-2008, 05:07 PM
Yeah, I knew about the differences in the MR2 tube. I'm going to order all the MR2 hardware and install that.

donteatbugs
12-31-2008, 05:37 PM
i told you so.... or something like that

andy
12-31-2008, 06:43 PM
take some heat to it!

Luni
12-31-2008, 07:00 PM
Youre saying the camry stick is even longer than the MR2 stuff?

Cause the MR2 stuff is WAY longer than the celica stuff dude.

vip09
12-31-2008, 07:07 PM
I'll get a picture for ya!

85gtsblackman
12-31-2008, 11:00 PM
how about leave it the fuck alone

vip09
01-01-2009, 07:14 AM
how about leave it the fuck alone


It's directed right at the underside of my exhaust manifold/turbo.

85gtsblackman
01-01-2009, 10:09 AM
sorry about the angry sounding post, i was dealing with someone earlier that was pissing me off.

guess cutting the tube wont help?

Ryan
01-01-2009, 04:00 PM
^you might be onto something joe.. just use a small pipe cutter.....

Unarmed
01-02-2009, 02:09 AM
wouldn't that make the dipstick read wrong, being as you are effectively putting it deeper in the pan? low oil = knock, knock, knock, CRACK, AWE SHIT!

celica9303
01-02-2009, 03:14 AM
Iim with trance and luni on this one

85gtsblackman
01-02-2009, 07:20 AM
wouldnt read wrong if he cut it the same lenth of a duce pipe

Luni
01-05-2009, 11:55 PM
You ghetto fucks. Just use the correct dipstick.

VIP why not just use the celica dipstick?