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Re: Checking tranny oil - trapped fingers

Subject: Re: Checking tranny oil - trapped fingers
From: Robert Allen <>
Date: Mon, 02 Dec 1996 09:21:13 -0600
Me Too! as the AOLers say. My solution came courtesy of my boat where 
each year I have to buy new rubber straps for the cover. The 
(cheap) straps have metal S hooks on the end. One side a little smaller 
than the other.

They make a perfect tool for hooking the dipstick while keeping your 
fingers out of the hole atop the trans hump.

(I now have a dozen or so hanging from the side handle of the tool box)
((S hooks, not fingers, Mr. Richards))

Bob Allen, Kansas City, '69MGC/GT wrote:
> On 02 Dec 96, (Paul D Kile) wrote:
> >One very important point to note when checking 1963-1974 MGB trans
> >oil (the ones with the dipstick).  When you reach in to grab the
> >metal loop of the dipstick with your index finger, it is VERY EASY to
> >get your finger caught in the loop.  Because of the tight quarters
> >you are working in, the only way to get your finger free is to remove
> >the dipstick (which is what you are trying to do, right?).  Well, if
> >the O-rings on the dipstick are stuck in the tranny, you have just
> >become an integral part of your MGB, hanging out the door with your
> >finger trapped for eternity.
> >
> This happened to me.
> Mike

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