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    Default HELP!! Dipstick end has broken off

    I have a Signum 2.2 Elite and went to check the oil today and the metal end has broken off. So I guess this means I have 2cm piece of metal in the sump somewhere.

    Is this going to get sucked into the engine?? Is it safe to drive?

    Any advice appreciated. Thanks.

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    No it wont get sucked in, the oil pick up pipe that sucks the oil from the sump will have a big metal filter the looks like a mini colander. Your bit of metal from the bipstick wont get sucked through it but i would think about dropping your oil from the sump and hopefully the offending bit will come out with the oil.

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    Thanks. If it does not come out with the oil, is it easy to remove the sump?

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    That i cant help with im afraid Someone else should be able to answer that. I dont know what VX sump plugs are like but when i worked for volkswagen a lot of our sump plugs were magnatised to catch the metal shavings etc. With a bit of lucky maybe yours has a magnet.

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    common problem on all french vehicles
    most are sump off to remove although dependant on manufacturer
    some are stuck in the dipstick tube

    C***roen wont pay for a sump removal under warranty and they just leave in in there - so dont worry about it!

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    I wouldn't worry about it either, it's far too big to be ingested into the oil pick up, so it will sit harmlessly in the bottom of the sump. A good idea (not just in this case, but good anyway) would be to fit a powerful magnet to the sump, especially if it's a pressed steel type, as this will attract any magnetic metallic particles to stick to it and not get sloshed around with the oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ste View Post
    A good idea (not just in this case, but good anyway) would be to fit a powerful magnet to the sump, especially if it's a pressed steel type, as this will attract any magnetic metallic particles to stick to it and not get sloshed around with the oil.
    Just don't be tempted to mess around with one of these Daddies!!!

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