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Old 05-22-2020, 07:38 PM   #1
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Default Broken Dipstick Inside Engine

Well I've really screwed the pooch this time.
Went to change the sparkplug on our TXT L6 EZGO Express Shuttle, 2016.
Had to remove the oil cap/dipstick to get the old sparkplug out and new one in. I replaced the sparkplug, popped on the spark plug boot and must not have fully seated the oil cap/dipstick. Though I can't be certain. I started the motor and immediately noticed it did not sound right, like scraping.
Did not drive more than a few feet, checked my work and noticed the oil cap/dipstick not fully seated in the motor AND noticed that the bottom part of the dipstick is missing. I fear that a part of the dipstick is now lodged either in the engine itself, but do not have a good enough understanding of where it might be or how best to retrieve it. Remove oil pan?
Any advice, insight, suggestion would be much appreciated. Hoping I can take care of this myself, but not opposed to loading this thing up and having a professional take a look.
Pics of my mess included. :0
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Old 05-23-2020, 11:58 AM   #2
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Default Re: Broken Dipstick Inside Engine

Magnet in the oil drain plug hole?
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Old 05-23-2020, 03:55 PM   #3
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Default Re: Broken Dipstick Inside Engine

Well lucky for you there's no oil pan to take off. They sell a cheap borescope camera on amazon that has Led lights & a magnet for retrieving lost items. It plugs into your android phone, tablet or windows laptop. I have one I got for $13, and i really like it.
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Old 05-23-2020, 06:42 PM   #4
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Default Re: Broken Dipstick Inside Engine

Seen that many times, and its because the dip stick was put back in the wrong way.
You can try to fish it out....good luck.

You can pull the motor, and Ill for warn you....hardest motor to pull out. You could drop that cart off a cliff and that motor wont come out of there.
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