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Freelander 1 Dip stick difficult to remove and 'Simple' fix

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by MollyNomad, Apr 9, 2019.

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  1. MollyNomad

    MollyNomad Well-Known Member

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    Hoho How Silly

    Have always found the dipstick on the TD4 difficult to remove. Technique was to go gorilla on it and invariably lose the tug of war contest. However, after deploying my 'slide rule' and the distant memory of Pythagoras I have managed to 'crack the code' and want to share it with you.

    Firstly, having released the bonnet catch approach the front of the car purposely(you need to be ready for a 'battle' and be prepared to die or kill in the process) lift bonnet and secure with 'bonnet strut thingy'.. next locate offending Dipstick(yellow in my case). Firmly grasp yellow portion. Now 'gird thy loins' and gently twist the yellow portion(left or right it doesn't matter) and at the same time pull gently on the now unstuck dipstick. Continue motion until dipstick full retired from dipstick tube. Look wonderously at dispick and consider how long it took you to figure out such a basic operation.Carry on with inspection procedure. Return dipstick to tube. Remember to carry out same process each time you check engine for oil... SIMPLEZ
     
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    Never had any trouble getting my dipstick in & out, it also gauges the depth as it should do, the lube is also at the level it should be when the dip stick is removed.
     
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    guineafowl21 Well-Known Member

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    The O ring at the top swells and causes it to stick. Pop a new one on if it’s giving you trouble.
     
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    Mine is difficult to remove, because the hoop has been broken off. :(
     
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    MollyNomad Well-Known Member

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    Nowt worse than a broken 'Hoop' Nodge. Luckily there are creams and suppositories that can help but if I am honest(from my own personal experience) once it's broke.... it's broke...
     
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    Which is why I plan on making a nice aluminium top for the dip stick.

    :eek:
     
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