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    Crap...

    So this is how my weekend starts, eh?! sigh...!?!?!

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    Anyone know of a metal one that works or just get the same?

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    I have one from Billet Technology that works well. I bought it a long time ago though, don't know if you can still get them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funkpolice View Post
    I have one from Billet Technology that works well. I bought it a long time ago though, don't know if you can still get them.
    I think they still sell them, but they want $40US to ship it :(

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    Oh man, sorry to see that. Same thing happened to me a couple years ago. In my case I was able to retrieve the rest of the dipstick from the tube by Jimmying a super small screwdriver in the gap between the tube and the dipstick and prying it up. Hope it was just as easy for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Root66 View Post
    I emailed them about that and they said they changed the dipsticks after 2013...

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    A few eBay places have said these dipstick handles won't fit as they changed them in 2013.

    I measured mine and the hole in the tube the dipstick goes in is 8.95mm and the dipstick is about the same!, so its a tight fit! No wonder its so hard to take them out and they break... :(
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    My 2013 5.7 stick started getting tighter over time especially if the engine was warm and I finally snapped it. The replacement from MOPAR reads differently and I just put my blade in the new handle. If you replace it be sure and compare the scale.
    If it starts getting tighter take it as a warning.

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    TIP - If its not too wedged in the hole, and you don't live anywhere near those that work-it on Holt boulevard, you can use a hand-held vacuum pump and some vacuum hose to suck that bit out of there!

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    So do you think its the o ring expanding over time?
    Wonder if replacing or removing o ring would prevent breakage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pursuitlx View Post
    So do you think its the o ring expanding over time?
    Wonder if replacing or removing o ring would prevent breakage?
    What I noticed on one of our LX's in the past was the plastic below the o-ring seemed a tight fit into the tube. I carefully sanded it several times until it fit slightly looser. You want to finish sand with a pretty fine grit. Obviously, remove the o-ring first..

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    Its gotta be the plastic expanding over time. I had to get a long small sheet-metal screw secured in a small vicegrip and heat it enough to screw into the remaining plastic.
    I then poured some cold water on a rag and wrapped it around the end of the tube and it pulled right out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gapi View Post
    Its gotta be the plastic expanding over time. I had to get a long small sheet-metal screw secured in a small vicegrip and heat it enough to screw into the remaining plastic.
    I then poured some cold water on a rag and wrapped it around the end of the tube and it pulled right out.
    More likely is abuse during R&R by not pulling straight up / in line with the dipstick tube...

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    I always put oil on it when checking, but of course when it stuck I twisted it and pop! :(

    Good news is the new one came in and I was able to pull the old one without to much issue (after a few tries and couple muttered words I can't repeat)

    I checked the new vs. the old like gapi mentioned and they were very close Thanks for the tips/help all, to bad I couldn't find a metal handle to fit...


    (AWD dipstick is spiraled fwiw, its not bent )
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