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2500hd 6.0 gasser question

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by dheavychevy38, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. dheavychevy38

    dheavychevy38 Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    Has anyone had to deal with breaking off the dipstick tube at the base of the block ? If so what methods did you use for removal ? It's a 2003 chevy 2500hd with a 6.0 gasser. I changed the manifold and bolts and found that the dipstick was rotted off lol. Thanks in advance Denny.
     
  2. tac48

    tac48 Member
    Messages: 41

    I use a small slide hammer with an attachment that threads into the old tube. There is a small rubber o-ring on the tube just inside the block that holds the tube in the most. Heat and penetrating oil might help also. hope this helps and good luck.
     
  3. dheavychevy38

    dheavychevy38 Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    Well got her fixed. I used a torch to warm up around the old dip stick which melted the o-ring and the used a easy out to get it to break free. Then I used a sheet metal screw and a slide hammer to pull her out.
     
  4. infineon954

    infineon954 Senior Member
    Messages: 235

    HEH! I had that problem once..it was on a 02' f-250...Simple fix though....I bought a GMC HD.