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Trans dipstick ID thread
« on: January 21 2023, 10:45:48 PM »
I posted these to Fakebook about a year ago and realized they need to be somewhere better.   

Feel free to post these on Vortexbuicks or literally anywhere

Only real thing to note is that the factory seems to have altered the full level mid year 1989 and started under filling the units by about 1.5 pints.   I assume (but donít know) that the bean counters realized that by 89 these things were only being installed in land barges that canít launch fast and have no risk of fluid slosh causing cavitation.   I do not have a pic of the mid-89 and 90 reduced level Chevy stick and tube but Iím sure you can figure it out from the pics.   Should have the same dipstick handle and part number as the BOP one pictured.   Enjoy

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« Reply #1 on: January 22 2023, 09:38:51 AM »
Some engineer figured he would get a better raise if he saved the General some production cost?
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« Reply #2 on: January 22 2023, 12:56:20 PM »
I actually donít know.   What I CAN tell you is that this threw me for one hell of a loop and deep dive into the parts books to sort it out.   Last year I got tired of my pile of dipstick tubes and TV cables being a bunch of mystery origins so I got together with a couple friends that had their own collections and we threw a sort and label party.   This 1990 caddy unit was one of the few that was labeled on disassembly, and when I started verifying fill levels I noticed this one was different than ALL the others.   Parts books show it as a mid 89 and 90 only and they show a Chevrolet tube part number that uses the same late stick thatís pictured above.   Most wonít ever run into this as these things were being heavily phased out by mid 89.   Kind of an oddity.  Same unit had a speed sensor that Iíve never seen before or since.   Itís not a TTA sensor either itís unique to a late late caddy with digital dash and no mechanical cable pass thru provision.

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Re: Trans dipstick ID thread
« Reply #3 on: January 22 2023, 01:03:49 PM »
If you donít mind adding them to the vortex site Iíd send people that direction as this site requires login to view the pics and Facebook is, well, Facebook.   

Also, proud to announce that I have completed the research on a COMPLETE 200-4r code and application guide that I need to sit here and type out.  Along with pics of every year tag.  Thatíll get some traffic over the years

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« Reply #4 on: January 22 2023, 07:43:33 PM »
I will do it.  I have not been playing with my Buicks for the past couple of years...been working on my son's Mopar and the last couple of months, my Challenger.  Also swapped diffs in my Miata but have not been able to drive it because the MSD rtr distributor decided to burn itself up along with some wiring.  Got it running, finally, today. 

Now I can move it so I can get the Miata out-has summer tires on it so I need a decent, warm day to give it a try.

Old age has me more likely to swap projects in mid stream and that is not helping LOL
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« Reply #5 on: January 24 2023, 03:54:43 PM »
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« Reply #6 on: January 31 2023, 12:27:14 AM »
Thank you!

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« Reply #7 on: January 31 2023, 12:28:54 AM »
Glad to do it
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