I'm mortified to even say this... So embarrassed... Humiliated... Something that a man never wants to have to admit to his peers. But....my dipstick broke! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif Actually, the dipstick tube did. I don't know what in the world happened to it, but it cracked off at the base. (ya, I know...ouch) Paaaaalllllease tell me this is something I don't need to drop the oil pan for. Can a new one just be pushed in place? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif Does it really hurt to drive that far without one? No oil leaks out.