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 Post subject: Fitting an EF Transmission Dipstick to an EL Transmission?
Posted: Thu May 02, 2013 2:40 pm 
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Hey, today im working on a EL Auto transmission that's going in my car, and I have an old EF auto in the backyard with the dipstick.

Is it possible or difficult to fit the Dipstick that the EF's transmissions had onto an EL Transmission don't have the dipstick from factory?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Fitting an EF Transmission Dipstick to an EL Transmission?
Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 12:15 am 
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You can do it, a lot of people used to but why would you? If the trans isn't leaking you won't lose heaps of oil. I have an AU and I never bother. I do a change of oil and just fill it up through the plug on the drivers side of the trans.
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 Post subject: Re: Fitting an EF Transmission Dipstick to an EL Transmission?
Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 10:11 am 
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I'd like to know how it's done, as the autos run a different main case, and there doesn't seem to be an area to drill the EL/AU/BA case for it.

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EDIT: Not saying it can't be done, just saying I'd like to know how
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Posted: Wed May 15, 2013 8:27 am 
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I think I read somewhere that altho there's no external sign of where to put the hole, with the pan off you can see where it's meant to be - so you drill from the inside and fit the earlier dipstick tube etc.

 

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Posted: Wed May 15, 2013 8:45 am 
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if that's possible, wouldn't you want to remove the whole valve body, clutches, planetary gears and everything else to avoid getting any shards of metal into nasty places?

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Posted: Wed May 15, 2013 9:28 am 
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I'm not sure - keep in mind you're drilling upward from the inside - so shavings should just fall clear - and if it's necessary to move anything I think it'll be only the valve body. I was under the impression even that wasn't necessary - but I'm going from things I've read - not first hand info...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Fitting an EF Transmission Dipstick to an EL Transmission?
Posted: Wed May 15, 2013 12:57 pm 
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There were some threads on this many moons ago - IIRC it's easiest to do with the trans out, and upside down, and apparently the casting on the case is still there on the BTR93 autos.

 

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Posted: Sat May 18, 2013 1:30 am 
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just service it every 100,000k & lifes good (no service box my a**!)

 

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Posted: Sat May 18, 2013 11:52 pm 
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20,000 km, OR 2 years, is recommended......a tranny thats done 100,000 km without servicing, usually has a noisy planetry gear set....just have to listen to some cabs trannies.

 

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Posted: Mon May 20, 2013 9:42 pm 
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Service a trans every 20k? In this day & age? Seriously?

 

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Posted: Sat May 25, 2013 10:40 am 
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I put a ef dip stick into my au gearbox in my ef futura, just need a 16mm steel drill bit, some gease, box out and upside down, pan off and you will see where to drill inside, then need to drill a small hole and tap it for the lock down clamp!

 

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