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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 7th September 2019, 17:35 Thread Starter
 
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Help, something stuck down dipstick!

Urgent help needed, I was trying to siphon some oil out of dipstick on my 1.8, and the pvc tube is snagged on something. Can't pull it out!

Think I must have pushed in too much.

(Yes I know, I am a dipstick)

What can I do?
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Update, after jiggling a tugging the tube, it came loose (didn't look like it had broke off at the end.

Started the engine up, and there is a rattle noise, video below:

Video of rattle noise

Have I damaged something by tugging?

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 7th September 2019, 19:13
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does sound a bit tappy are you sure the sound wasn't there already , what mileage is the vehicle on might need valve clearances checked..
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Around 40k miles, not much for a nearly 10 year old car.

I guess the rattle may possibly have been there before. Just very conscious of potential damage I may have done inside the engine block by tugging on the tube.

I did loosen the plastic cover on the engine. Re-fastened the two big plastic screws on the top, but doesn't feel that secure. Will investigate to see if that is causing a rattle.

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Look at it this way a piece of plastic tube is unlikely to do any harm: if a commercial garage had done this they would be unlikely to tell you and you would never know and you would carry on oblivious. It's unlikely to get into the oil ways and the connecting rods and crankshaft are big hefty parts.

Obviously if you are really concerned the only way to recover it is to drop the sump, or if you are lucky it might, although unlikely, come out if you drained the oil.
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Looking at both ends of the fishtank airhose, they look quite cleanly cut. I think to snap the hose would require a lot more force than I was using, and leave a jagged edge. So going to assume a bit didn't break off in the sump.

Not sure if my local Honda garage drain oil through the dipstick, or sump drain plug.

My main concern now is the rattle/knocking sound. Hard to pinpoint, seems like from the belts (tensioner needs adjusting maybe?).
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rattle/knocking from the front of engine... do these engines have Timing chain tensioner (TCT) issues? kinda sounds like that imo.
any idea what oil was there, and what oil you now have? my thought would be it's the oil. brand of oil was a big 'thing' for the s2000. some would be thinner (so noisier & burns more per miles) than others of the same rating. bit of a minefield tbh as even some of the branded ones were similar to cheaper own brand labels.


Honda would drop oil by sump plug.

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No idea what oil is in there.

Always been changed by Honda, so guessing whatever the Honda spec is.

I only managed to extract about 100ml of oil before I gave up on the siphoning idea.
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forgive me for asking this: you do have enough oil in the engine - you didnt get so excited with all the issues you forgot to refill/top up?
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