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Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:41 pm 
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Am I correct in thinking that EL transmissions do not have a dipstick/filler tube? If I am, how do you put fluid in it or check levels? If I am not, please ignore my ignorance.

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Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:00 pm 
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Na they dont have a dipstick, which is pretty annoying.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:18 pm 
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OK, thanks.

Next question.... do they have provision to put one in?

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Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:19 pm 
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i believe they do. the hole is there, just plugged up.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:20 pm 
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alfy wrote:
i believe they do. the hole is there, just plugged up.
Thanks once more.

Hmmmm, plugged up or covered up? Could make a difference :)

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 2:00 pm 
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Plugged up.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 2:53 pm 
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Cool, ta. Filed away for future reference :)

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Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:29 pm 
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only reason I know this, I put a box out of an EL into an EF, had to remove the plug to put ths dipstick in.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:40 pm 
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dc_todd wrote:
only reason I know this, I put a box out of an EL into an EF, had to remove the plug to put ths dipstick in.
That's one way of finding out! :)

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:31 pm 
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In the box we pulled out of an EL, it was cast without it. You would have to take the box apart, and then drill out the hole.

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Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:33 pm 
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That's right, if it is an original EL housing the hole is not drilled.
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Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:39 pm 
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EF S11 onward deleted the filler tube and requires drilling the caseing to put one in. You need to fill it like a manual, from the side of the box till it overflows.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:23 pm 
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If you supported the box up-side-down and drilled the hole and picked out any swarf, might that be a way of fitting a dipstick?

 

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