MALIBU Turbo 400 dip stick

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I’m looking for a transmission dip stick that will fit my 81 Malibu. It has a turbo 400 and a 350 sbc. The current transmission dip stick is a cheap flexible one that is not working out.
Any suggestions will be appreciated.
 
565bbchevy

565bbchevy

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Aug 8, 2011
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Because of the tight confines in my engine compartment I went with a Lokar steel braided one that is mounted to my firewall, it is flexible but not cheap.
 
lilbowtie

lilbowtie

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Key word - cheap - go back to the original tube, if you don't have it you can buy one or even get a chrome one cheap OR pay for a good braided one.
 
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melloelky

melloelky

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Approach one of these companies that sell transmissions.they'd be able to tell you what works well and what doesn't.
 
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81cutlass

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A lot of aftermarket ones have level calibration issues.

If you do go something aftermarket, measure the dipstick to pan level and make sure the level is right.
 
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bracketchev1221

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I used a Hughes locking dipstick on my T-400. The tubes are pretty much all the same once they get in the area of the bellhousing.
 
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Thank you, I’ll check out the pan to dipstick level.
 

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