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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-23-2011, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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Dipstick Tube In Timing Cover Questions

I have a timing cover with the plugged up dipstick tube. I twisted the plug and it broke off about 1/2 way down. How do I get the rest of it out? My drill bits aren't long enough to go all the way through it from the topside and even using a right angle drill, I can't get a good straight shot at drilling it from the bottom. I've ordered a new dipstick tube for it and since I'm not sure of the diameter of the tube, may wait until I have it in hand to do any serious drilling.

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Better u than me brother gonna be a whole lotta cussing going on there,,,had a housing i cut up that was broke to get one out once to use on another..Bill
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Would a long series drill be long enough
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I'd replace the timing cover just to keep all the chips out of the oil pan.
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The timing cover is off the engine, so no worries about chips.

I bought a 12" 1/4" bellhangers bit last night; it will be long enough it it's not too large in diameter.

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You should be able to twist it to loosen it up and then drive it out with a hammer

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Was able to drill it out, thankfully.

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