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.

  • 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, 2012 at 1:06

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