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J60 Spartan - Gearbox dipstick

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Hi again.

I was very lucky to have someone who used to instruct and drive Spartan's and he was very useful in pointing out lots I didn't and couldn't know (bits missing etc). One such thing was the dipstick for the gearbox that comes through the bulkhead into the drivers position. Again I didn't know it was missing. I have looked through the normal websites and part manuals but cant find any so the search is on either for a dipstick or for the dimensions of a real dipstick so I can make one (including the position of the max and min lines).

Anyone out there that can help?

Cheers Lance

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The original dipstick goes from the gearbox, turns through nearly 90 degrees and goes through the bulkhead. You have to be nearly double jointed to get at it. Also the short tube sticking out of the gearbox mates up with the bent tube with a bit of rubber tubing jubilee clipped on to each one. It’s rubbish, and when trying to put the dipstick back in, the end inevitably gets stuck at this point. I read somewhere that you should put a bit of a bend on the tip of the stick to help alleviate this. It does a bit, but it’s still rubbish.

I also read that the dipstick emerges in the drivers compartment because early cvrt’s had the gearbox cover bolted down?

I modded my dipstick by cutting it off short so that it stayed in the gearbox compartment. That way it’s straight, short & easy (ish) to get at

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No wonder it’s missing :) how did get the markings on the end? Can I please beg a couple of pictures to :) find them easier to visualise. 

But thanks for helping 

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Can’t help with piccys I’m afraid, as I e sold my Samson 

but I remember that I detached the handle from the end of the dipstick, then cut off the top of the stick to leave the existing markings on the bottom & then reattached the handle.

the dipstick is made of something like 1/4” wide x 1/16” spring steel.

I'm sure someone on the forum can give you correct dimensions.

it makes checking the oil in the gearbox a lot easier

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