How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask sean Your Own Question

sean
sean, Ford Technician
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 3105
Experience:  Ford Master Technician.
31670004
Type Your Ford Question Here...
sean is online now

pulled the dipstick and the whole casing came out - cant see

Customer Question

pulled the dipstick and the whole casing came out - cant see where it fits back in - can you help? It is a 2003 ford transit minibus 2 litre

Thanks

Bea
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  sean replied 3 years ago.

Hello, I hope I can offer you some assistance.

Do you know which engine is fitted to the vehicle? If a diesel is it a 2.0 or 2.4?

Let me know and I'll reply as soon as I'm able to.

Thank you.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

it's a diesel 2.0

Expert:  sean replied 3 years ago.

Hello again,

the dipstick tube is bolted to the engine block low down near the water pump rubber hoses, if the whole tube came out then this suggests the bracket that is part of the tube has broken allowing the whole tube to come out. Below is a diagram to show where the dipstick is on this engine, the hole for the tube to go into the block is low down on the engine at the front.

graphic

Let me know if I can assist further.

Best wishes,

Sean.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Sean,


 


Is it feasible that we will be able to slot this back in ourselves or should we give up now and wait for a mechanic tomorrow. From your diagram we can't see where it relates to on the actual engine - we need a better diagram of where it actually goes in.


 


Thanks so far.


 


Bea

Expert:  sean replied 3 years ago.

Hello again,

if the van has the large plastic air intake on top of the inlet manifold then it will be difficult to see where the dipstick goes without removing this. Below is another image, you can see the dipstick in the middle of the photo and it enters the block just near the rubber hose from the water pump to the oil cooler. You may find the starter motor obscures the view a little.

graphic

I hope this helps.

Best wishes,

Sean.

sean, Ford Technician
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 3105
Experience: Ford Master Technician.
sean and other Ford Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Sean,


 


Thanks for the image but we are still struggling to find the hole - it is really not obvious even with the help of your diagram and image as there is so much other stuff, pipes etc. in the way.


 


Is it safe to drive it round to a garage in the morning


 


Bea


 


 

Expert:  sean replied 3 years ago.
Hello again,
I wouldn't recommend driving it with the tube missing as the hole is so low down when the engine runs oil will come from it at a quick rate.
Let me know if I can assist further.
Regards,
Sean.

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • 9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much. Phil
< Previous | Next >
  • 9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much. Phil
  • Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible. Charles
  • As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
    Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!
    Sue
  • Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff. Jim
  • I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry. Stephanie P
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Matt

    Matt

    Mechanical Engineer

    Satisfied Customers:

    191
    BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
< Previous | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/35/350matt/2012-6-7_182356_matsavatr.64x64.jpg Matt's Avatar

    Matt

    Mechanical Engineer

    Satisfied Customers:

    191
    BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/MI/mikeamechanic/2013-4-2_175558_photo.64x64.JPG Mike Kelly's Avatar

    Mike Kelly

    Ford Mechanic

    Satisfied Customers:

    140
    17 years experience as an auto mechanic, foreign and domestic. 5 years running my own repair business.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/FO/fordspec/DSC00877.64x64.JPG fordspec's Avatar

    fordspec

    Ford Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    11
    ford technician
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/AL/allagher/2015-6-23_213635_image.64x64.jpg Gallagher99's Avatar

    Gallagher99

    Senior Vehicle Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    617
    SVQ LEVEL 3, QAULIFIED FORD SENIOR TECHNICIAN , ATA REGISTERD ,12 YEARS EXPERIENCE
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/FO/fordtwo/2014-12-19_163422_arrepair.64x64.jpg Robert's Avatar

    Robert

    Ford Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    44
    Fully qualified 19+yrs exp/self employed technician in the UK
  • /img/opt/shirt.png Mark's Avatar

    Mark

    Auto Service Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    59
    Qualified City & Guilds
 
 
 

Related Ford Questions