Is there a metal tube at all? Or, is the whole assembly (funnel at top and tube down to the engine block) orange plastic?my tube fell to pieces when i removed that plastic cover to replace the coolant sensor O-ring. went to parts shop and got a new one.
i used a pair if slip-joint pier near the thick part of the tube near the bottom, it just snaps into place, so it comes off pretty easy no need to get ruff with it. the new one has a notch that goes to the top, and alignment of the new one is a breeze.
hope this helps,
Yep, pull out the old orange, plastic tube (from the base of it nearer the engin block) and press fit the new orange plastic tube (tube costs about $12 at VW Dealer). The clamp thing at tht top of the motor seats/aligns its perfectly. It appears these tubes get very brittle from the engine heat! They basically crumble apart in your hand. Thanks for help - Geo.2000 VW New Beetle - GLS - 2.0L - 5 speed
I cracked my orange, plastic, oil dip stick tube over the weekend.
How do I get the old one out and put the new one in? Is it just a press fit? Does it unscrew out? Other way?
I think if they already fell into the oil pan then the only option is to take off the pan and clean.The old one was already broken down to the last inch and I ended up just sticking the new one on top since I couldn't get the whole thing out with pliers. Any suggestions?
That shop vac idea sounds good but the small pieces that went in there won't do any damage to a metal engine.
The part in the metal tube wouldnt let go and some pieces broke off inside. I was able to suck them right out with a shop vac. Why they cant use metal is beyond me.
Nothing to it. Just use a pair of long nose pliers and pull that sucker out. Be careful not to get plastic pieces into your oil pan. Then just push the new tube into place. Lubing it a bit may help with getting it in place.I was feeling rich so I decided to let someone else change my oil. Then I was reminded of the broken dipstick tube. They weren't going to just throw it in and started quoting labor prices. Then when I mentioned that I wanted synthetic oil and the price on that was quoted I decided to leave.
Now I will work on getting the broken tube out while the engine is cool.
Wish me luck.