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Old 10-06-2019, 05:05 PM   #1
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Is anyone using a dipstick kit to check level of oil in the trans?
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Old 10-06-2019, 05:15 PM   #2
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Nope, not me.
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Old 10-06-2019, 06:41 PM   #3
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The Coupe that I just bought had one in already.
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Old 10-06-2019, 06:45 PM   #4
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YES!! Love it too
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Old 10-06-2019, 08:47 PM   #5
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I put one on my coupe. Purchased from Mitchel OD/trans mfg. Iím 82 and limit my time under the A if possible. Cut a hole in the floor board and pull the carpet back to access the dip stick. YEA, no more back pain! 👍 😊
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Old 10-06-2019, 10:40 PM   #6
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The transmission dip stick makes the level easy to check, but not so easy to correct. I had to try several funnels to get the right shape/size to use to fit through the floor board and to fill through the tube; and then you have to add a little at a time and recheck with the dip stick several times to know if you have added enough or too much. You have to replace the cap each time in order to use the dip stick and get a correct reading.

But it is still easier than crawling/squeezing under the car in the dirt, and lying on your back with oil dripping down you wrists and into your face.

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Old 10-07-2019, 07:09 AM   #7
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I am and really like it. Easy to install.
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Old 10-07-2019, 10:10 AM   #8
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I have one, use for same reasons as post 5, back issues.


I also installed the Battery access kit so I do not have to remove the entire lower floor board to remove/install/service the battery.
Type in Macs parts, search for battery kit. Tried to include a link, but keeps going to a Ecklers Corvette parts page.

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Old 10-07-2019, 10:14 AM   #9
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Only downside, would be nice if they made a trans kit where the tube/dip stick stuck above the floor. Then there would be no need to pull the floor covering and access plate up.
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Old 10-08-2019, 10:34 AM   #10
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My solution to ease access to the transmission fill plug.
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My solution to ease access to the transmission fill plug.
Hey Bob,

I like your gearshift nob. It looks like it's an antique door knob. I grew up in the '40's and '50's in a house that was built in the late 1890's or early 1900's. All our doors had that type of door nobs.

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Old 10-08-2019, 02:20 PM   #12
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Hi Fred, yes I have it since 9 month. It is a good idea. I would buy it again.
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