Modifying transmission dip stick

Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Maintenance Forum' started by R1jamn, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. ogdobber

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    When i say leather gloves i mean like this. They protect the heat very well, you could weld with them. I took my sweet time when i did it. Mechanix wear gloves are useless imo

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    I used the mechanics gloves to reach up and navigate the dipstick in and out of the filler hole. I found it to be a waste of time and energy as it was just to difficult and dangerous.

    Leather will provide better protection.....Yes.
    You will still feel the heat if you lay any part of your gloved hand on the cat. That leather will transfer the heat if left on the cat for too long.
    Your hand will feel insulated then BAMM!!!! The heat is on you quick and you will peel the glove off in record time.

    This mod elimates many of those issues.
     
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    @R1jamn wrote: "A lift is preferable but the trans fluid temp was dropping below 193F quickly."

    Transmission dipstick readings are done with the engine and transmission at operating temperature and with the engine running. How is it that the transmission fluid temperature was quickly dropping, R1jamn?
     
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    Ruger , the service manual specifically states to check the trans fluid level with the engine running and in Park with the trans fluid temp between 193F and 215F

    I simply used the trans temp gauge on the info screen to monitor the trans fluid temp.
    I would drive until the fluid temp on the info screen reached 197F to 199F then drive back to the area I had my tools set up (flat area) and check the fluid level.

    As far as the temp of the trans fluid dropping, it would go down to 190F at idle quickly and lower if it idled longer.
    I wasn't performing a test on how far the temp would drop though.
     
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    I've always wondered... we check fluid with engine running and at temp so converter is full and fluid is in all its little places. When engine is off, fluid settles into pan. Yours, mine, everyone's settles into pan and contracts due to cooling. Why not just make the mark at the cool not running mark and make it easy?
     
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    Not running it will overflow when properly filled hot or cold


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    Absolutely true.
    (Don't ask me how I know.)

    Which really, really makes me wonder (again) why Ford didn't provide a conventional transmission dipstick.
     
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    It would be absolutely perfect if the mounting bracket was mounted somewhere on the engine. That way when the engine/transmission/dipstick would all move together when the engine and trans mounts flex under torque. There's GOT to be a way to do this right.
     
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    I would hope that they thought of this and accounted for it in the OAL of the tube/dipstick. I agree - affixed to the engine would be the ideal.
     

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