Hopefully someone can help me out here. I picked up a T100 that just had a newer engine out of a 4Runner put into it. Everything looks good, except for after the engine was installed, it was realized that there is a different dipstick location for the T100 because of the different oil pan configuration. The long and short of it is, that until the correct dipstick tube is installed, the oil level cannot be checked.
On the block there is a steel (I think) plug in the correct location for the T100 dipstick. I've read that in order to relocate the dipstick it is necessary to remove said plug, then simply slide in the dipstick tube (with a new rubber grommet of course), bolt it on (topside), then install the dipstick. This sounds easy enough, and I'm sure it is, but can someone tell me:
a) does this sound like the correct procedure?
b) How does one remove the steel plug?
It seems like one simply removes the oil pan and uses a punch or something to pop it out... sound right? Also, is there a reason to reinstall the steel plug into the the "4Runner" dipstick tube hole? It seems like it would just be simpler to run two dipsticks (one that works, and one that's a "dummy").
Thoughts / suggestions?