Wiggling into position is all on you
As far as starting it in, and getting it down, maybe I can help.
With a file, sorta steeply bevel the end, let's not get carried away! A grinder can be used too, do not shorten the tube! Be Gentle! All we want is a tapered tip to start in the hole.
Now let's obtain 4 tools
1) A hammer
2) A long punch or even maybe a piece of small diameter black steel/ galvanized pipe long enough to reach the hole and allow you to use a hammer up top
3) A small wrench that will fit tight, just above the ring on the dipstick, even small pair of Vise-Grip Pliers, that will just "snug up" (not crush) the dipstick above the ring.
4) Another pair of trustworthy hands
Stick the dipstick in the very bottom of your freezer (the coldest place is the bottom), Freeze it for 4 or 5 hours. Unless you have a way to get it colder!
Here's the plan
Snatch it out of Mr. Freezer
Wipe a little oil on the end of the tube to be installed (below the ring)
Feed it in place quickly
We wanna keep it cold/ contracted/ shrunk, so work quickly! Don't handle the tip going in. Cold is the goal
Have your pal install and hold the wrench/ Vise-Grips against the ring
Place punch/ pipe on wrench or Grips close in next to the dipstick
Tap away up to until it seats
This is so much EZier on an old car with a short straight dipstick tube, not as much crap in the way either!
Lemme know how this works out.
Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 AT 9:27 PM