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Broken piece of dipstick in oil pan

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Just got my 70 chevelle out for the spring. Went to check the oil and found last inch or so of the dipstick must be in the oil pan. I removed the tube from the block and it's not in the tube. I have a 350, I have been told don't worry about it from a couple of friend who are mechanics, it will lay in the bottom of the pan. Looking for any thoughts out there about this or suggests, short of pulling the oil pan. Thanks.
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Boz53: Do you think it will be a problem if left in the pan? I was looking at flexable magnets at NAPA. They had one about 1/2 inch in diameter and a smaller one that they have to get from their warehouse. I have to wait till Monday to compare the two. I have two telescoping magnets but I don't think they'll be any good, wont be able to fish around with them.
Bill: Not sure if the drain plug is magnetic, I'll check it when I drain the oil this week. If it's not I will get one. I did buy a huge magnet at a farm supply store. I'm going to see if I can try moving the piece towards the drain plug by running it across the bottom of the pan.
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