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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-29-2019, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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Oil dipstick broken off inside motor

Today i was checking my oil on my 19 highlifter 850 and i pulled out my dipstick it was broken about 3 inches from the bottom and the other piece is sitting in the bottom somewhere and I’m not sure what to do i have started it up and ran it twice after i noticed it only to put in on the ramps and back in the garage need some advice on what i can do to fix it
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Get a new dip stick. Next time you drain/change it see if you can fish the other piece of plastic out. Otherwise just act like you don't know its there.
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How is this continuing to keep happening? This is at least the 5th post on broken oil dipsticks on 850's in the last month or so? I just purchased a new 2019 850SP and don't want this to happen. Why are they breaking?

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Get a new dip stick. Next time you drain/change it see if you can fish the other piece of plastic out. Otherwise just act like you don't know its there.

I want to forget about but im worried about it getting sucked into a cylinder or something so i want it, out you don’t think it will cause a problem ?
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Get a new dip stick. Next time you drain/change it see if you can fish the other piece of plastic out. Otherwise just act like you don't know its there.

I want to forget about but im worried about it getting sucked into a cylinder or something so i want it, out you donít think it will cause a problem ?
I would certainly want it out. You can push a ping pong ball through steel with enough velocity.
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If you try and put the dip stick in place in a hurry, I can see it breaking. Even when I'm trying to take my time, it doesn't seem like it's fitting properly, so I take it back out and try to make sure I put it in straight.

When you change your oil next, you can try and fish it out. I don't think you will be able too. There is a oil catch plate that is bolted to the lower case half. It sits below the crank shaft. The dip stick will be under the plate and you don't have to worry about it getting picked up my the crank. There is a small possibility I guess, the oil pump can pick it up. But it would be hard. The 2011 850 motor I rebuilt had just about the entire dip stick stuck in the bottom of the engine case. Never caused a problem. The only way I think you would be successful in getting the piece out is pulling the engine and separating the case halves. If it happened to me, I would just forget about it and when something does happen. Blame the wife. :-) J/k.
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"Blame the wife. :-) J/k. "

I've seen a couple guys talk about using a little grab tool to fish them out right after it breaking and before it gets moved around but its hit or miss. I think if you aren't careful to insert the stick straight inline with the hole past the balance shaft it'll snap it off when you tighten it down.
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yeap. "we' had a luck and we removed it with tool like this :

https://www.grainger.com/product/6TF...g!502447222717!

took few minutes to have it fixed.
good luck

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I have wondered the same thing, how are these dipsticks breaking? I have noticed if you donít get the dipstick in straight in the hole past the balance shaft it wonít go in properly or almost impossible to tighten it.

I wonder if the broken dipsticks are just bad parts or are guys spraying brake cleaner on them.

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Problem with that is i can’t see it and i have no idea where it is
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