Back on page 2 post #38 he says the Lokar stock mark is good.Hey Guys,
I installed the Lukor XTD-36L80 FM36 black model dipstick today. I only mounted it with one 10MM but where the coolant resevoir mounting but it’s. Actually fits nice just below the hood and vertical for easy filling later instead of at an angle. I still need to make a cool bracket like you did down at the transmission. In the mean-time insecurely zip tied it in a bunch of places....
I had a question...You had mentioned having to scribe your dipstick... Can you take a picture of that? Only curious cause I recently had GM flush my transmission and when using the dipstick it does infact read around the full make or slightly higher at 90 degrees.
Being GM flushed it, I would hope the level is accurate however I didn’t double check. I’ve been running it for weeks since they did the flush. So I was curious if your scribe mark was lower than the full mark or higher?
Just trying to get a ball park on the level of this 6L50 because my next thing is a deeper pan. I ran a deep sump pan on my 05’ 2500HD and it ran a lot cooler and the transmission has never failed. Meanwhile my dad went through a ton of them old 700R4 and the 4L60E...
Just trying to be precautious and get the best from it. Thanks for the help.
That's looks better, only thing is it will not move with the engine that way. I guess it is VERY flexible so it won't matter?
Nice! One question, is the dipstick level reading correct right out of the box?I just installed the Lokar dipstick this week-end. Not a bad install, and it works like a charm. I did fab a bracket that looks a bit different from the ones I've seen here. Pics of it follow, unpainted ones are staging and tweaking. I painted it black when I was certain it would fit and work properly. It's not a pure 90 degree angle, more like 110 to relieve a bit of tension in the cable.
just to be clear, it was at the cold mark with the engine running and your tranny cold?The Lokar kit comes with a handy fill adapter tube. Just remove the dipstick, insert the tube (with your favorite funnel) and fill away. Of course, I angled the fill tube upwards and filled from the funnel at about 45 degrees without a problem. No removing brackets or anything of that nature, otherwise I would not have wasted my time. It took me 5 minutes to add 3 quarts of new fluid. No runs, no leaks, no errors.
And yes, the dipstick level was spot on out of the package. I checked it and took pics before I drained the fluid on level floor, cold tranny (insert non-PC joke here).
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