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Old 07-08-2011, 09:40 AM   #26
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It's just another way for "The Man" to get another charge out of the customer when they come in for service.

"That'll be $35.00 sir."
"For what?"
"We ran diagnostics on your transmission and we found that there definitely is fluid in it."
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:00 PM   #27
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Sure it has a dipstick. Keep looking. hee,hee,hee. That should keep him busy for a while, also he will be saving gas while he is looking.
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:37 PM   #28
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I have one of these coming: LOKAR GM 6L80E/6L90E TRANS DIPSTICK TD-36L80FM. I am not sure where I am going to mount it yet. ANyone installed one yet?

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Old 07-11-2011, 05:36 PM   #29
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Sorry, I had the part # wrong in my original post (fixed it). Here is the correct part # TD-36L80FM.

Install the dipstick so you have a reference for the fluid level before doing anything else to the tranny and remember to be at normal operating temp too.
That part number TD-36l80FM is for the 24" one. I know I just received mine and that is the one I ordered. I think I might need the 36" one which is part number TD-36l80fm36. Anyone need a 24" one?

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Old 07-31-2011, 07:50 PM   #30
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That part number TD-36l80FM is for the 24" one. I know I just received mine and that is the one I ordered. I think I might need the 36" one which is part number TD-36l80fm36. Anyone need a 24" one?

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Who Or where did you order it from?
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Old 07-31-2011, 08:16 PM   #31
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They are sealed transmissions. With the synthetic fluid they use, and the low temperatures the fluid sees, they tranny's are good for life. You should never have to worry about it unless you are an everyday racer. They don't want you to check something that needs no maintenance.

I have to disagree. The transmission still needs to be serviced. Transmission fluid running consistently at 200+ degrees will not last long. It comes down to cost per car. GM was able to save money on a dip stick and fill tube on every automatic Camaro. Other car mfgrs have been doing this for years.

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Old 07-31-2011, 08:24 PM   #32
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I have to disagree. The transmission still needs to be serviced. Transmission fluid running consistently at 200+ degrees will not last long. It comes down ton cost per car. GM was able to save money on a dip stick and fill tube on every automatic Camaro. Other car mfgrs have been doing this for years.
I agree. I have changed my tranny fluid on all my other cars. Question is, how do you drain the fluid? It does not have a drain port. The only way I can see dong it. Is to pull the pan, then install a drain plug in the pan. I have done this on my other vechiles that did not have a drain. The hardest part is dropping the pan the first time.
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Old 08-01-2011, 05:53 PM   #33
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If you have a dip stick installed you could modify the plug that is used to check the level as a drain plug. Also I have a new 24" Trans Dip Stick for sale if anyone needs one.

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I have one and plan on installing it this weekend.

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UOTE=BowlingSS;3696515]I have one and plan on installing it this weekend.

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Cool.Take some pics.And write a dyi.. Where did you get it and what part number? We are all ears and eyes!
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Old 08-31-2011, 07:01 PM   #37
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I bought mine from work. Had to order it from Lokar. The part number is LOKAR GM 6L80E/6L90E TRANS DIPSTICK TD-36L80FM36.

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Old 05-14-2012, 11:25 PM   #38
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Does the manual on the ss have a dipstick or is it "sealed" as well?
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:11 AM   #39
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Does the manual on the ss have a dipstick or is it "sealed" as well?
It's sealed
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:49 AM   #40
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It's sealed
How stupid.

They say that the dipstick isn't needed because transmission fluid should stay at the same level unless there is a problem like a transmission leak. Which means that every so often you have to lay under your car or lift it up to check for transmission leaks. Oh if only someone made some kind of invention where you could check if the fluid is leaking out without having to do that.....oh you know.......something like a f@&king dipstick!

And let's say your transmission does develop a small leak and you are losing fluid, but you're on some big ass long trip in the middle of nowhere far from your garage to fix it. If only you had some easy way to add fluid without putting the car on a lift without using a long ass hose and a pump. So you could top it off so often and get home without blowing your transmission. Oh you know.....some type of invention to do this......like oh you know.....something like a f@&king dipstick!

I bet someone got a new bonus for getting rid of the cost of that part.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:51 AM   #41
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I had to do the same on my Dodge charger I used to have ( traded it in on camaro ) . I loosened the pan and caught all the fluid that came out .I then measured what came out and put the same amount back in with a new filter . This is assuming you have no leaks . Never had a problem and still doing great . You could add a little bit more for good measure if you like .
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:18 PM   #42
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I was wondering if anyone has had the Lokar dipstick Installed on the L99 and if so, any Pics? I've tried a search in the DIY and haven't come up with anything! Thanks
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I was wondering if anyone has had the Lokar dipstick Installed on the L99 and if so, any Pics? I've tried a search in the DIY and haven't come up with anything! Thanks
I have a Lokar dipstick installed. I need to make some type of bracket. I will take a picture tomorrow or later tonight. I am getting ready to install a larger trans pan and a cooler.

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I have a Lokar dipstick installed. I need to make some type of bracket. I will take a picture tomorrow or later tonight. I am getting ready to install a larger trans pan and a cooler.

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Thanks Bill, looking forward to seeing some pics but no hurry! I really appreciate it and an excellent choice for a pan and cooler! I've been thinking of these also! Good luck on the install!
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Wow, I am so glad I found this thread. I was standing in my garage with the hood open and felt like the biggest dipstick in the room when I couldn't find the tranny dipstick.
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Old 06-02-2013, 03:37 AM   #46
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Im used to OBD diagnosis and drain-plugs. There must be oil-filler valve and drain-plug.
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