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NEED HELP W/DODGE FLEXIBLE DIPSTICK FITMENT

Discussion in 'All Other Transmissions' started by FellowTraveler, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. FellowTraveler

    FellowTraveler Well-Known Member

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    I need a flexible dipstick & tube for my conversion and somewhat perplexed by what is available.

    I tried a 727 transmission tube & dipstick LOKAR part # TD-3727FM36 which is a 36” long tube however the dipstick is too short and does not exit the tube or protrude into the pan when fully seated.

    I returned the part as defective because it will not be able to read the fluid level in the pan, after much dialog with the seller they suggested I contact LOKAR TECH which I did and was told the dipstick does not protrude out of the tube on a 727 application.

    Well, I’m more even confused than ever while looking at the 727 transmission case and a 47RH case and I can’t see any difference where the dipstick tubes enter the case (s) or how deep they sit in each case.

    Using LOKAR TECH explanation the transmission dipstick does not protrude from the tube on a 727 application means to me that I would have to overfill the transmission fluid in order to register anything on the dipstick or, “am I missing something?”
     
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    THEFERMANATOR FRANKENBURBAN Staff Member Lead Moderator

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    Many times where the dipstick is constantly has fluid at it. You want to the fluid level when hot to be about an inch below the rotating internals, so wherever that falls in relation to the tube is the full point. Iirc the 47rh tube sets deep into the trans pan almost touching the bottom, but its been awhile since I've looked at one.
     
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    FellowTraveler Well-Known Member

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    Here are images of what LOKAR TECH claims is normal, notice the dipstick does not protrude out of the tube into pan even when unrolled so fluid level will not register on dipstick.

    I did find the Dodge 727 tube is commonly used w/A618/47RH/RE for CHEVY/GMC conversions and not one complaint about short dipsticks like above.
     

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  4. FellowTraveler

    FellowTraveler Well-Known Member

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    I'm in final leg of my build w/small items left before startup and shakedown runs.

    I assembled a 1st gen Cummins intercooled styled fan hub assembly using 1st, 2nd & 3rd gen Cummins parts for my GMC/CUMMINS CONVERSION.

    I wanted to have more clearance between the fan/clutch and the radiator on my GMC Cummins conversion so I assembled a fan hub assembly similar to the 91.5 to 93 Ram Cummins I/C fan hub & pulley by using a 1st gen 91.5/93 hub pulley then a modified 3rd gen hub bracket w/back washer and a 2nd gen hub shaft & bolt.

    The hub bracket was modified to 2nd gen clearance around the 2nd gen timing case cover then the two timing case cover bolts that are under the bracket when installed were modified to clear the 3rd gen retaining washer then I used the 2nd gen 6 bolt fan hub shaft, new hub bearing & bolt were used topped off by a 1st gen 91.5/93 fan pulley.

    This combination places the fan hub/clutch/fan assembly centered exactly where the 2nd gen fan assembly was but closer to the engine, unlike the domed pulley which had the fan sitting 7/8" closer to radiator. New/used parts cost me $187 as opposed to the common $350 asking price for the obsolete 91.5/93 fan hub setup.
     

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