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I thought this was interesting..

Here is a link from another board i goto a lot, i never new we did not have dipstick?(except for Dusty obviously) I always go get my oil changed at the same place and never really thought about it.

http://www.colorado4x4.org/vbb/showthread.php?t=137811



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post #2 of 21 Old 12-08-2008, 08:27 AM
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I just went out and checked that is just stupid. Take this Chrysler

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Here is a link from another board i goto a lot, i never new we did not have dipstick?(except for Dusty obviously) I always go get my oil changed at the same place and never really thought about it.

http://www.colorado4x4.org/vbb/showthread.php?t=137811

now are you talking oil or trany? either way I have both on mine


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post #4 of 21 Old 12-08-2008, 09:09 AM
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apparently, the auto tranny's have a tube, but no dipstick in the tube. i wouldn't know, i've got the "man-pedal" version.
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apparently, the auto tranny's have a tube, but no dipstick in the tube. i wouldn't know, i've got the "man-pedal" version.
I have a dipstick in the tube that I can check fluid with


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yeah, so do I. maybe they forgot yours
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They have been doing this for years on Audi/BMW/Mecedes/Porsche etc.

It actually makes sense to me for 2 reasons.

-Keeps dust, dirt and foreign stuff out of the transmission. (how many times have you heard about some customer losing the dipstick, filling with wiper fluid, oil etc)

-The level needs to be measured at specific temps. With the can tool you can measure the temp of the fluid and the level. Most end users check it when it is cold becuase it is easier so they end up over or under filling it.

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I have a dipstick in the tube that I can check fluid with
X2.


What's a plumber need a dipstick for? There's a joke there somewhere but I canít think of anything
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now are you talking oil or trany? either way I have both on mine
X2 I have both.
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They have been doing this for years on Audi/BMW/Mecedes/Porsche etc.
True, but those are usually "sealed for life" type of transmissions that require no owner servicing.
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I pretty sure mine has a dipstick 'cause I think I have checked it...

I would look to see but I rode my bicycle to work today. Anyway, the 2007 Owners Manual says they come either way. If it's capped then have your dealer check and if you have a dipstick it says how to check the level.

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True, but those are usually "sealed for life" type of transmissions that require no owner servicing.


I'm failing to see how this is different. Simply fact is that most of the damage done to an auto is by owners trying to service it. (adding the wronge fluid, wrong amount, getting dirt in it etc)

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I'm failing to see how this is different.
Because the JK does not have a sealed system and it requires servicing.
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They have been doing this for years on Audi/BMW/Mecedes/Porsche etc.

It actually makes sense to me for 2 reasons.

-Keeps dust, dirt and foreign stuff out of the transmission. (how many times have you heard about some customer losing the dipstick, filling with wiper fluid, oil etc)

-The level needs to be measured at specific temps. With the can tool you can measure the temp of the fluid and the level. Most end users check it when it is cold becuase it is easier so they end up over or under filling it.
Except for the temp thing, this reasoning would apply to the radiator, oil, brake fluid, washer fluid, power steering fluid. Yet all these have great big caps on them. Some even say 'clean before opening'
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Because the JK does not have a sealed system and it requires servicing.
What kind of servicing does it require that is different than my Audi?

I have to change the fluid on that. Just have to set the level with the computer. Unless you have a leak and keep toping it off then you don't really need a dipstick.

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My '08 Rubicon has a dipstick.

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mine doesn t have a dipstick or a tube

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What kind of servicing does it require that is different than my Audi?

I have to change the fluid on that. Just have to set the level with the computer. Unless you have a leak and keep toping it off then you don't really need a dipstick.
The fluid and filter require changing, with a dip stick you do not require any computers or anything special. I don't see why anyone would be against having this ability.
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The fluid and filter require changing, with a dip stick you do not require any computers or anything special. I don't see why anyone would be against having this ability.
Which in turn requires fewer trips to the dealer and I dont know about yall but I dont like anyone working on my vehicles other than me, I have scan tools but I dont want to use one to change my fluids. Seems kind of stupid Most owners of high end vehicles dont know shi^ about working on them so thats why those manufacturers dont add a dip sticks just IDIOT lights.


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I dont know about yall but I dont like anyone working on my vehicles other than me,
I've ended up the same way, nearly every time I pay someone to do something they mess something up. I've got to the point that I really trya nd do as a much as i possibly can myself these days.
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My 07 has the tube and the dipstick. The transmission still sucks however.

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