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I'm not terribly mechanically minded so please forgive me for asking what probably is a stupid question ...but how do you check the trans oil?:D I can't seem to find the conventional dip stick anywhere. Could not find info in car manual either.
 

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There should be a tube at the right rear of the engine. There is no dipstick, but there is a dipstick tool that does not get left in the car. You must ensure that you check at the correct temperature; an IR thermometer would help for this, although the dealer will read the temperature with SDS.
 

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You can buy the dipstick from ohlord for about $40 of you can use a piece of steel cable from local hardware if you don't have one in your garage already and use tape measure.
Ohlord will tell you the level marks.
Also there is red locking tab on the tube cap. You brake off the top, push it down and catch for reuse.
 

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Try to put old fluid onto a container and measure fluid that you take out because that's the amount of new fluid you will put in .
Be sure to measure because the amount of fluid in my tranny is not same as anybodyelse. Ex. is G-AMG's 5 qrtz as mine takes only 4 qrtz.
Don't ask me why. It's the amount that came out on mine.
 

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all take the same amount,he just let his drain longer and if you don't have the torque converter drain the amout you get out of the pan increases with how long you drain and if you start with the transmission slightly warmed up.
laksa is tool challenged:D so he is going to need to have the shop check his level and make sure what model trans he has to be sure they installed the correct fluid.
I still have the $40 delivered special dipstick needed for the 722.6 trans and that is far easier to use to get the correct level without having to measure every liter pouring out.
ohlord:bowdown:
 

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One note. Those transmissions have some kind of saturation process. Took me over 2 quarts of fluid on 100 miles drive to get it to stay on proper level. Make sure you recheck the level after some driving and carry spare bottle with you in the mean time.
 
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