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Here's a simple, yet frustrating, problem. I cannot check my oil, because the dipstick is stuck fast to the tube.

I don't really want to pull and twist so hard that it breaks off.

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Try pulling it when the engine is hot. A that point the metals might have expanded a little and you might actually get it out.

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I agree - you might want to add a couple of firm taps with a metal mallet as well. Don't bend anything - you just want to let any corrosion or adhesion know that you mean business. –  Bob Cross Mar 26 '12 at 1:06
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