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Gearbox dipstick location on a 2007 car - they say a picture is worth . . . . . :confused:

You need skinny arms to reach it from the top though.

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yep, just take your watch off :p
 

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Anyone any tips on reading this dipstick. It's difficult to see the oil level given that the oil is very clear. Did it when hot, maybe it would be more obvious when everything is cold and the oil is thicker. Or maybe I'm really a bit low on oil :eek:. Not the easiest thing to reach either but doable with only minor discomfort !
 

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Anyone any tips on reading this dipstick. It's difficult to see the oil level given that the oil is very clear. Did it when hot, maybe it would be more obvious when everything is cold and the oil is thicker. Or maybe I'm really a bit low on oil :eek:. Not the easiest thing to reach either but doable with only minor discomfort !
If there's no colour in the oil you have to look at up to where the oil is wetting the dipstick
 

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If there's no colour in the oil you have to look at up to where the oil is wetting the dipstick
Yeah tried that but pretty well impossible to see where the oil ends, everything is too clean and shiny. In the end I just cleaned the oil off the dipstick so it was completely dry, dipped it in and removed it, then gradually touched down towards the bottom in increments until I could see oil on my finger. Seems to be full. Would be better if the dipstick was a dull colour that would become shiny when wet with oil. Still, nice touch compared to the normal way of checking oil level, i.e. remove the fill plug and see if oil dribbles out.
 

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another quick tip to see ,use a black felt tip pen not pernament type and clean dip stick then paint one side of stick then dip it in and you will see where oil has disolved marker
 
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