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Old 10-24-2003, 12:38 PM   #1
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Default Checking Tranny Fluid, a little help please?

Alright, I 've been trying to figure out how much Auto Tranny Fluid is in my 97 GT after draining and then starting to refill. I may just be an idiot, but it seems very hard to discern the actual level of the fluid from the dipstick. Since the dipstick goes through a couple of bends and such, it just seems to smear what fluid is on it as I pull it out each time. Can someone give me some advice for getting an accurate reading? Much appreication for any help given. Also, on a side note, anyone know of a good subie performance shop in North Carolina?

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Old 10-24-2003, 02:22 PM   #2
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Firstly, you want to make sure you doing the correct procedure when checking it.

Car should be at normal op temp & on level ground. With the engine running, slowly cycle the gear selector from Park to 1 and then back to Park.

Leave car RUNNING, and pull dipstick out, wipe, insert and check level. I've found that if you don't do the gear cylce thing, it's actually harder to read....don't ask me why. In terms of reading it. If you look at the dipstick at an angle in the light, you can usually tell where it's wet and where it's not. It may take a couple tries, but you should be able to get it.

Not sure where you are in NC, but I'd recommend Teague's Auto, http://home.att.net/~teaguesauto/

Good guy, was very helpful when I got my springs, despite MRT's complete lack of compentancy

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Old 10-24-2003, 02:33 PM   #3
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I have seen many people complaining about this on nabisco. I agree that it can be pretty hard to read the dipstick. I think part of the problem is due to the chrome-like finish on the dipstick.

I agree with Josh... just keep checking it until you can tell. Utilize the holes in the dipstick, if possible. They will be filled in with fluid if the level is up to that point on the dipstick.
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Old 10-24-2003, 06:21 PM   #4
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nabisco.......I think I'm goin to start calling it nabisco too.
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Old 10-25-2003, 04:13 PM   #5
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I appreciate the help. I've been doing the procedure right, it is jsut tough to read. I'm gonna check it again today trying to use the holes method.
As far as teague's goes, I've almost paid this car off, so I am thinking about doing suspension/sway-bars, and the headers to the back. I am trying to find something that gives me as much HP gain as possible, without making my car rediculously loud. I personally feel that a 4 cyl shouldn't ever be made intentionaly loud. On my Jeep I had a Flowmaster Delta 50, and liked the style of sound it produced. Can anyone recomend a Header/Exhaust system that would fit the bill for this?
Again, all your help is appreciated.

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Old 10-25-2003, 04:44 PM   #6
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Josh, you should visit OT more often.



Not mine, from Unabomber, another member
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Old 10-25-2003, 09:26 PM   #7
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I appreciate the help. I've been doing the procedure right, it is jsut tough to read. I'm gonna check it again today trying to use the holes method.
As far as teague's goes, I've almost paid this car off, so I am thinking about doing suspension/sway-bars, and the headers to the back. I am trying to find something that gives me as much HP gain as possible, without making my car rediculously loud. I personally feel that a 4 cyl shouldn't ever be made intentionaly loud. On my Jeep I had a Flowmaster Delta 50, and liked the style of sound it produced. Can anyone recomend a Header/Exhaust system that would fit the bill for this?
Again, all your help is appreciated.

BDoss
COBB tuning has a nice cat back and they are taking preorders for a header and high flow cat.

Advantage is that is uses OEM locations so ANY cat back will work. Well, any but Brullen.
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Old 10-25-2003, 10:09 PM   #8
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ehh....I don't visit OT much.....but that's a good pic too.
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