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Old 05-05-2013, 09:50 PM
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Checking tranny fluid..screw in dip stick or not?

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Just changed the tranny fluid and can,t remember if you screw the dipstick all the way back in to check the level? Some people unscrew it and then just dip it back in to the shoulder to check the level? The manual is not exactly specific....
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You don't need to screw it back down tight but you do need to fully insert the gauge.
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another question i have, do you check it running or not? wait till it's warm or can do cold?
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another question i have, do you check it running or not? wait till it's warm or can do cold?
Needs to be warmed up for abit to ensure all fluid circuits have fluid, shut it down then immediately check fluid.
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another question i have, do you check it running or not? wait till it's warm or can do cold?

Proper procedure is to have the fluid to the top mark when hot - to do this you want to get to full operating temp, stop (floating), and check level.


Since this is annoying, get your hot level set up to be correct, then put it on your lift/trailer, let it cool, and cut a hash mark on the side of the stick corresponding to the cold/lift/trailer setting.

This saves lots of time when doing oil changes.
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Okay just so I am clear. You don't screw it back in, you just insert it to the shoulder to verify the level. It's a big difference in the level if you mess it up.
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Just did a google search and it looks like that is correct. You do not screw it back in when checking the level on the dipstick.......glad I verified!
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