Dipstick tube pulls out of engine
Volkswagen has switched to plastic dipstick tubes in some of its vehicles. After some time, engine heat degrades the plastic and a simple oil level check can result in the entire dipstick tube coming off with the dipstick. This can be a labor intensive repair. Here’s a way to avoid premature tube failure: Grasp the dipstick tube with one hand and hold it in place while you pull out the dipstick. Hey, I didn’t design the thing!
© 2012 Rick Muscoplat