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Old 06-26-2013, 06:43 PM   #1
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installed headers, can't get dipstick back in...HELP!!!

just installed the 2"TSP headers and now i can't get the dipstick back in.

whats the trick to doing this????
HELP!!!
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:47 PM   #2
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Have someone lie under car and guide it in while someone angles it in from top is easiest. It can be done by one person but you have to get it at the correct angle as it doesn't drop straight down.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:51 PM   #3
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Definately a trick to it, my 16 year old son can do it by himself on the first try. Which is both great and annoying at the same time. lol
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:44 PM   #4
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:48 PM   #5
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Definitely can be tricky. The last time I had trouble I put my work light under the motor on the concrete pointed upward and bam there was the hole. Just guided it in and some. Not the most conventional route bit its worked twice.
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:22 PM   #6
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I got it on the first try. What's the problem? there is no trick. You just have to know where it is behind one of the primaries and feel it in. Kinda like your "first time"
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:02 PM   #7
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Find the hole with your finger first then guide it in...lol
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:03 PM   #8
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Really its not that bad, keep at it you will get it done
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:04 PM   #9
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I got it on the first try. What's the problem? there is no trick. You just have to know where it is behind one of the primaries and feel it in. Kinda like your "first time"
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:09 PM   #10
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Sometimes you need to lick on the hole for a little bit before trying to put the dipstick in.
Wait a minute.....what are you guys talking about?
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:17 PM   #11
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Its not hard... actually it'll go right back in once you get it started. Just make sure you are starting in the right spot...

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Old 06-27-2013, 08:14 AM   #12
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lol.....back to the OP. I did it myself and it was not easy. I put the dipstick back in the tube because it is longer than the tube. The amount of the dipstick that extends beyond the tube is really helpful in guiding the tube back in place.

Ya know....no matter how you try and type this....it is damn funny.....

Oh, I also found it helpful to remove the heat shield by the starter but it was a PITA to re-install.

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Old 06-27-2013, 09:49 AM   #13
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Its not hard... actually it'll go right back in once you get it started. Just make sure you are starting in the right spot...

ANNNND... that what she said.
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:03 AM   #14
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thanks for the help!!!
just wasnt holding my tongue right!!!!
slid right in this morning!!!
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