Crazy question about seeing level on dipstick

Tony1968

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Jul 1, 2018
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I have never had an easy time seeing levels on trans dipsticks. And getting older doesn't help.
Anyone ever use a durable paint on end of stick to make it easier?
I'm thinking white or yellow?
Crazy question i know.
 

ssn696

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Fold a paper towel into quarters. Open it back up like a coffee filter. Put the point of the dipstick into the folded corner without smearing the oil. Squeeze flat. Use the oil stain on the paper towel to ‘see’ where the level is. It may take a few tries to perfect the technique and match the stain to the mark on the stick.
 

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