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Checking FOM transmission fluid level

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  • Transmission: Checking FOM transmission fluid level

    After struggling to determine the transmission fluid level with the dipstick and its shiny surface I decided to drill 5/64 holes to
    make the level easier to see. A standard drill bit with a bit of oil on the tip and slow turning worked. Just like a modern dipstick now. Click image for larger version  Name:	DSC_0047 (002).JPG Views:	35 Size:	51.8 KB ID:	1843540
    Last edited by 5brown1; 06-30-2020, 09:19 AM.

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    Great idea. Thanks for posting.

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    • #3
      You must have some kind of Clear Fluid in there, maybe synthetic?
      The bright Red Type "F" Fluid I use could not be missed and the contrast of the silver steel stick helps the Red to show, it's never been a problem to read.
      StudeRich
      Second Generation Stude Driver,
      Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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      • #4
        Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
        You must have some kind of Clear Fluid in there, maybe synthetic?
        The bright Red Type "F" Fluid I use could not be missed and the contrast of the silver steel stick helps the Red to show, it's never been a problem to read.
        I'm using NAPA Dex/Merc which was recommended in a Co-Operator section of Turning Wheels a while back.

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