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That's not a bad idea either, Randy. I'm thinking if I use the extractor to turn it and break it's grip a little, then whack at it with a hole punch it might come out easier.
 

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"Awl" you need is a center punch馃榿
LOL !!

I don't have one skinny enough but someone probably does.

The trick is to bend it inwards and not chip/crack the tube awl up!

That's not a bad idea either, Randy. I'm thinking if I use the extractor to turn it and break it's grip a little, then whack at it with a hole punch it might come out easier.

Let us know how you make out.

They're often in there tight within their hole in their block!

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I do not remember, is there an o ring on the end of the tube?
 

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One more thing, common blocks have a step in the dipstick hole.

This would hamper/prevent driving the broken tube out the bottom.

I don't think the early blocks had this step.

Jan, no o ring, just a tight fit.

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There was a link on here somewhere for many years of parts books.
If we had access to it, we could get the correct p/n for the dipstick, although the picture probably
wouldn't show any detail.
 

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The Chrysler Parts Catalogs are a Sticky in the Engine General section, that is where I got the part # I posted in post #2.
I have all of the catalogs downloaded on my computer and backed up on a flashdrive.

 

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One more thing, common blocks have a step in the dipstick hole.

This would hamper/prevent driving the broken tube out the bottom.

I don't think the early blocks had this step.

Jan, no o ring, just a tight fit.

Thanks
Randy
Okay, that's something important to remember.. Seems like that would make it basically impossible.
 

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Well, I got it out. I attached my bolt extractor to my vice grips and twisted and pulled until it came out. I didn't have any issues getting the new tube installed, it just slid in. I was surprised, I made sure that it was the right way up, and it was. It was so easy to the point where it may leak, I'll keep an eye or two on it. After checking my oil level with the new tube installed, I'd been guessing the level pretty much perfectly; it's right at full.
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