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    Auto dipstick wrong length

    Had my trans serviced and flushed today. All good except the pharkin dipstick is too bloody long! Apparently from factory that way. He showed me an alert about them. Mine is the wire rope type. Apparently the solid steel are fine. Normal driving isn’t an issue but 4wding will cause the trans to be starved of fluid. Fella at works has a 4.5 with the solid dipstick assuming the trans are the same it’s a lot shorter.


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    Ouch , makes me wonder which other models are affected , I know the engine oil dipstick was shortened in the GU to help prevent grenading.

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    Strange that it hasn't already been corrected. That could be your overheating problem. A quick fix would be to engrave the proper fill line on yours.
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    Swap your dipsticks in the car park at work on the sly


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    Nah there was a change or something in the GU's auto dippy sticks. Cant remember exactly what it was though. Shoot me your VIN and I'll look it up and see what stick its supposed to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudski View Post
    Nah there was a change or something in the GU's auto dippy sticks. Cant remember exactly what it was though. Shoot me your VIN and I'll look it up and see what stick its supposed to be.
    Ill get it tomorrow to you

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudnut View Post
    Strange that it hasn't already been corrected. That could be your overheating problem. A quick fix would be to engrave the proper fill line on yours.
    Cant its wire rope an will just fuzz. You can dob with paint but it wears off quickly

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    Quote Originally Posted by AB View Post
    Swap your dipsticks in the car park at work on the sly


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    Dont worry thought that but the top is different and wont seal

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    He showed me an alert about them I shoulda grabbed a photo of it. Ill ring and see if he can email it to me

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