The tip of the oil dip stick broke off. What to do?

Asked by Jun 16, 2017 at 08:18 PM about the 2004 Toyota Camry LE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When checking the oil, 2004 Camry LE  with 304,000 miles, I noticed the tip of
the dip stick was missing?  Can I still drive the car?  What to do?

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I would change the oil and hope the broken bit comes out with the used oil. I would also install a magnetic drain plug if you don't have one already but the oil pickup screen should prevent any metal bits from going where they should not be so no worries. Any idea why the tip broke off?

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I have no idea. In my research, someone suggested that it was close to the manifold - weakening the plastic tip

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TOP OR BOTTOM? HOW MUCH? IS IT STUCK IN THE TUBE?? OR AS F O R SAID IS IT IN THE OIL PAN

I have no idea... when I was checking the oil, I simply noticed that the end of the stick was gone. Have to assume it's in the tube or in the pan. Have no way of knowing.

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