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Old 08-05-2013, 09:47 PM
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dip/stick oring still leaks.

Cannot seem to get it right ! Just ordered another and to get it Thurs . One more try and maybe time for a cork LOL !

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After two leaky Lokar transmission dipsticks, a single O ring and a double O ring version supplied by them under warranty, I ended up with a Hughes - no longer leaking (at least there) . Lokar IMO, makes mostly good products, just lousy transmission dipsticks
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What I've done with Lokar unit, i machined it so the end fits a slip boot design seal
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Not sure if the bracket would let the tube go all the way in to seat properly ? Any pics around of a trans out of car or in to see the proper setting ? As it was there was a slight space 1/8 in. or less between flange and trans casting . I'm not sure if it was going down in to let oring seat ? Any thoughts?Thanks!
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I used a Lokar dipstick on my 700-R4, put a little silicone around the o-ring, no leaks. Mine is a bellhousing mount - maybe the firewall mount ones leak because of flexing as the engine torques? I guess I will find out, as I will be changing mine to a firewall mount soon - dipstick handle is too close to the exhaust header to check the level without heavy gloves (or the smell of burning knuckles).
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This is with the Hughes dipstick in a Ford C4 mentioned above. Yours really needs to be down to the bulge - even this one leaked until I snugged it down and then added the bracket to keep it from wobbling around.

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I think I got it this time !!! One more oring and some rtv around the flared area and after putting it back in I tapped the bracket down from the top with a large s/driver and let it set overnight . It looked like the little tap mushroomed the rtv some for an added seal . So far so good . Next challenge is the shift rod seal , It has a minor drip . Thanks all for your input !!
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