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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-28-2008, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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How do you remove the dipstick handle off the metal dipstick it self?

I don't feel like tearing apart this thing just yet so I figured I'd ask you guys. From what I can see, it was either molded directly on to the stick or it was molded then had the stick inserted and then plastic welded. Is the hole in the rod located in the same spot that the ls2 dipstick has it's attachment pin?
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I don't feel like tearing apart this thing just yet so I figured I'd ask you guys. From what I can see, it was either molded directly on to the stick or it was molded then had the stick inserted and then plastic welded. Is the hole in the rod located in the same spot that the ls2 dipstick has it's attachment pin?
I believe it is molded on. I know what your doing.
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I believe it is molded on. I know what your doing.
shh....
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I am thinking a hacksaw should work...

Or a pair of bolt cutters...

Plasma cutter?
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I am thinking a hacksaw should work...

Or a pair of bolt cutters...

Plasma cutter?
lol let me rephrase that.

How do you remove the dipstick handle while leaving the metal rod INTACT
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Do you have a heat gun (for shrink tubing etc.)?

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Do you have a heat gun (for shrink tubing etc.)?
yes I do
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what on earth are u trying to do?
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make us a cool billet dipstick handle I suspect.


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make us a cool billet dipstick handle I suspect.
lol i said SHHH damn it
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lol i said SHHH damn it
advance publicity is a good thing!


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advance publicity is a good thing!
so is teasing my customers .
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yes I do
Give it a shot O' heat!

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Give it a shot O' heat!
lol well. if there is a hole in the stick where a pin would go through then the plastic is melted into that hole and it won't just slide off. Then again I could also be totally off base but it's not MY car and I don't want to damage anything unless I know I can replace it
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Dipsticks are cheap. Take a heat gun to it at 900 deg and it'll come off. If not, bust out the Dremel.
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