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Old 08-01-2010
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Angry Dip stick trouble

I have a 3YM30 yanmar engine with a Kanzaki transmission. I went to check the trans fluid level and when scresewing in the plastic handled dipstick the threads sheared off the handle so now the threads are threaded into the tranny and the handle is in my hand. How do I get it out?
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oh oh that sounds a lot like some of my predicaments,maybe a sharp pointy knife,a small pair of needle nose pliers,maybe a heat gun to soften the plastic and lots of perseverance,i would stuff a rag into the hole first to catch any debris
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I had this same event happen to me a couple years ago with my Kanzakee transmission. As I recall, I drilled two small holes in the yellow plastic and inserted two small allan wrenches into these openings and used a small screwdriver shaft to turn the threads out. My Yanmar mechanic also advised me not to tighten the cap beyond light closure in the future. Take care and joy, Aythya crew
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