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164 Manual Gearbox Dipstick

My previous 164 TS got through a fair bit of gear oil, which wasn't too much of a problem because I could monitor it with the reasonably accessable dipstick. I now have a 24V. I don't know if it's the same gearbox, if my T-spark's consumption was unusual, or whether there is a dipstick on this box (car didn't come with handbook). If the dipstick is in the same place as the T-spark, how the hell do I get to it under all that plumbing?

Any ideas, anybody?
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Re: 164 Manual Gearbox Dipstick

To obtain adequate flexibility to reach the gearbox dipstick, it is necessary to break your arm in 3 places.

Just kidding, really, don't......... too late

The dipstick was just about accessible on the 12V from under the bonnet, right at the back of the box.
I suspect that, without some dismantling, you may have to get at the 24V's dipstick from beneath. I plan on trying to get at mine from under the bonnet. If I learn any tricks, will let you know
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Re: 164 Manual Gearbox Dipstick

From what you describe, sounds like it's in same place as T-spark. A normal human could get to it on T-spark (although you're fishing in the dark). I'd be please to hear how you get on. I won't break my arm to do it, but I could break one of my childrens' (just kiddding).
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