I have a 1988 Ford Festiva L. It has a metal dipstick tube and metal
dipstick to check the oil. When I went to check the oil last night, the
dipstick and tube came right up. The tube part broke right where it enters
the engine. The dipstick is keeping the tube in right now and I have garbage
ties holding it up. So far so good. I am worried about contamination.
It's not blowing out oil, but I am worried about the small space where is
sits loose. Would putting a cork into the hole and taking the dipstick/tube
out until I can get a replacement work? I know basic engine repair, would
this be a repair I could do? How much would it cost?