K12 Loose dipstick tube


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Having just replaced the rotted sump and the knackered bottom arms and the misbehaving boot lock and the loose exhaust shields and the broken heater fan module, I now find that the dipstick tube on my daughters 03 k12 has come loose. I have looked but its hidden behind all sorts of things down in the base of the engine, so can anyone tell me is this a common problem?

Does the dipstick just push in to the block or do they rust through?

What do I have to remove to get at it?

I am beginning to think this car hates me, it certainly doesn't want me to spend any time in the house.