I am having a hard time removing the oil dipstick tube on my '97 Ford Escort 2.0 SPI. I want to remove it to re-seat it in the hole the dipstick tube goes into. As of right now it sits about an inch to high to connect it to the intake manifold like it should be. I am pretty sure this is giving me incorrect oil level readings. WHen the engine is 'full' of oil it appears that it is a quart low. Also on the backside of the motor where it connects to the block it looks like there is a lip that is about an inch away from where it would meet the block. There is no leak or anything where the tube goes into the block so it must be sealed up well enough. I assume this tube should be able to go down to the lip and it would line up well with the intake mounting spot. Is there any sort of trick to this?