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Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:14 pm 
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I was wondering how i can install a dipstick to my EL ghia, do i just use the EF dipstick, and can i do it while the auto/engine is in the car???

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:40 pm 
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As far as I am aware, only the early series one EFs had the dipstick. As for fitting it, well... good luck!
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Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:44 pm 
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The hole to put a dip stick is non-existent. The last one to have a dip stick is the 2/96 EF.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 11:38 am 
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It can be done but it is not worth the time and hassle it do it especially in the car. :lol:
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Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 12:02 pm 
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How do you do it, i dont mind a bit of work

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 12:04 pm 
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http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=32745 .
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Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 8:55 am 
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thanks for all the help, i ask my auto shop to do it i think :), when they flush it and put on an auto cooler next week

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:41 pm 
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You will have to remove the Valvebody to be able to get to the case so it is a bit of labour and time involved. :roll:

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Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:49 pm 
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why did they remove it ?

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 6:56 pm 
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Happy wrote:
why did they remove it ?


I think something to do with people putting engine oil in there or something??
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Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 8:08 pm 
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glenneaux wrote:
Happy wrote:
why did they remove it ?


I think something to do with people putting engine oil in there or something??


I did hear it was to cut cost, later i heard it was to prevent owners putting the wrong tranny fluid in there. So take your pick.

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:45 am 
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There was 2 theorys why the dip stick was removed; the first being to save money and the second was; because the fluid in these transmissions changes colour or overheats so quickly and starts to smell a bit, new car owners were bringing theirs cars back under warranty to the dealers thinking that their transmission was faulty so to stop this the dipstick was removed. I suppose they worked on the theory "What you can't see wont hurt you. :lol: :D

 

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 4:34 pm 
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"can u spot the difference" - its pretty bloody obvious isnt it

ones got a longer shaft
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Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:25 am 
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Actually they are the same part just one has the shaft that goes through still in the picture.
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Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:00 am 
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[quote="Happy"]why did they remove it ?[/quote]

Some people overfill their boxes. Ford service reckon to much oil wasnt any good for the box, so with the filler hole you can only fill to that level. load of s**t I reckon. But could be a combination of all.
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