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Old 08-15-2017, 07:31 AM   #321
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Cinci is much more bible belt than Columbus. Columbus is progressive.. very diverse city..

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Driven thru Cinni but that's about it. Have a buddy in Columbus. I think I could like it. Only spent a day there so... jury is still out.
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Old 08-24-2017, 08:10 PM   #322
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Dipstick Tube

Chris I was curious how did you come up with a Dipstick?
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Old 08-25-2017, 07:51 AM   #323
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Chris I was curious how did you come up with a Dipstick?
believe it or not. i went "shopping" for a GMC pickup truck..and really the test-drive was just so I could crawl around and under it.. and look at among things the dipstick.

the one i finally chose (I can get you the part numbers if you need them, the tube and stick are sold separate).

I realized that there were dipsticks which were designed to come up to the front of the hood of said truck, and then there were dipsticks which are designed to stop at the firewall.

if designed to sop at the firewall. then they all follow the shape of the transmission pretty much. so it became easy, as I just needed to find one in which the top had the right angle. I literally looked online and played with a piece of metal I bent to get the idea..

the *BIG* thing is that the stick and tube need to be bought as a matched set.. the overall length doesnt matter, what does matter is that the amount of dipstick protruding from the transmission end is correct.

I was told by CAC that a "full" transmission is one that when running hot the fluid level is at the top of the pan. right near the flange. so when choosing a dipstick / tube pair. you put the stick in the tube (not yet installed) and check it. you can assume that the flange on the tube is going to be about 1/8 - 3/16 above the pan level. below the flange on the tube is the part which inserts into the seal. and goes below level. so I put a piece of tape on the stick at the bottom of the tube.. when I pulled the stick out and measured. it appeared my full-hot mark was going to be just about perfect.

a little variation doesnt matter (1/8" or so). but you want to make sure its not a huge variation.. as you dont want to run the transmission really low or grossly over-full.

since you are measuring fluid level from the top of the trans down, the pan type doesnt affect the dipstick.. it affects how much fluid you pour in, but full is full on either deep or shallow pan. I went deep pan.. with a deep pan the filter is a bit lower. plus you have several more quarts of fluid that can take up heat when you do a hard pull, or have to run unlocked (ie starting up pulling a trailer or getting out of ice / snow).. plus with a deep pan if you do spring a leak and notice it, you can lose a little more fluid before you start to suck air and damage the trans..

hope this helps.
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Old 08-25-2017, 09:28 AM   #324
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I've been looking at getting a tube and dipstick matched set, but I was thinking just order one from a 2009 or newer Duramax. I seen where some had a small 6" extension at the bottom, but I also thought about doing like you said and just do a little bending to make it fit. Defeo told me the same thing on the fluid level, he said about a 1/2 from the top of the hole.
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Old 08-25-2017, 09:40 AM   #325
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on the subject of transmission integration... I found a 3 pin connector under the hood on mine that is a J1939 transmission builder connector.. you probably have the same on yours.. I connected a J1939 scanner up to it and there is data coming from it , i didnt decode any of it yet. but that will be next to see what PGNs / SPNs are actually sent. if it has the needed data you may be able to take a J1939 TCM (both of my TCMs are J1939) and go directly from there into your TCM for throttle inoput and not need a special box to do it. I need to do more research on it to make sure its actually enabled correctly on mine. or maybe I'll just wing it and hook up the wires and see what happens..
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Old 08-25-2017, 02:10 PM   #326
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...on that note...which wire is it that operates the Auto Destruct?
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Old 08-25-2017, 02:21 PM   #327
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...on that note...which wire is it that operates the Auto Destruct?

Tango - "I think its the white one ... can you tell me where the white one goes?"..


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Old 08-25-2017, 02:29 PM   #328
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Many more wires but reminds me of the mini electric meter one landlord gave me and said "it's just a couple of wires and take five minutes".

One issue...all five of the wires are the same (black)

Another...the instructions are in Chinese only

And...turns out it is for a 260v system. No such thing in the US.

It is still in the box...on a shelf.


But, back to your problem...I'm guessing the white wire goes to the waffle maker.
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Old 08-25-2017, 02:40 PM   #329
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Tango - "I think its the white one ... can you tell me where the white one goes?"..


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Ha! That looks just like my boat except instead of white wire its all green wire.
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Old 08-25-2017, 03:16 PM   #330
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But, back to your problem...I'm guessing the white wire goes to the waffle maker.
Silly! The white wire is grounded. It's the black or green ones you gotta look out for.
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