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Old 02-18-2019, 09:29 AM
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No Transmission Dipstick on 2019 6R100?

Since I don't have my truck yet, can any 2019 F250 6.2 owners confirm if this is reality, or a misprint? Knowing this forum, I thought this would certainly have been discussed before.

I was perusing the 2019 Owner's Manual this afternoon in preparation of taking delivery of my new truck next month when I turned to the Maintenance Section and came across the below very surprising statement, which I highlighted. I checked the 2017 manual and it does NOT contain the below.

 
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Old 02-18-2019, 09:36 AM
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It's true and was only a matter of time since the 6R80 (F150) lost its several years ago. To clarify - the extended tube which makes access much easier. There is still one but it is very short and screwed directly to the transmission case on the 6R80 - I do not know first hand what the new arrangement is for yours as the other popular option is the standpipe.
There are people within the auto manufactuers who are much smarter than us that feel there is a benefit to it -
......please someone let me know when they figure it out.
 
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Old 02-18-2019, 10:28 AM
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Yup only the gasser in the 350 with 6r140 gets it.
 
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WTF? Then what the hell have I been checking? I have 2 dipsticks. One is toward the back of the of the engine bay on the passenger side has a pink fluid in it and is like 3 feet long, The other one is the oil dipstick.
 
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Old 02-18-2019, 10:39 AM
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2018 verse 2019 - on yours you are checking tranny fluid
 
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Old 02-18-2019, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by bernie165 View Post
2018 verse 2019 - on yours you are checking tranny fluid
the 2017 book says no dipstick for the 6r100 as well....
 
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Old 02-18-2019, 10:44 AM
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WTF? Then what the hell have I been checking? I have 2 dipsticks. One is toward the back of the of the engine bay on the passenger side has a pink fluid in it and is like 3 feet long, The other one is the oil dipstick.
Maybe you have a unicorn...
 
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LOL maybe they came to the their senses and added it on....'we don't care what the steenkin manual says'
Either way - I don't know the exact model/trans configs that will or will not, I know the trend is growing and the 6R100 was on the block. Based on your sig OP you should be getting your truck within minutes? - let us know, inquiring minds are waiting ?!?!?!
 
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Originally Posted by Mkos1980 View Post
the 2017 book says no dipstick for the 6r100 as well....
Per my OP, it's not included in the 2017 manual I have downloaded on my computer. Anyone know what it says in the 2018 manual?

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LOL maybe they came to the their senses and added it on....'we don't care what the steenkin manual says'
Either way - I don't know the exact model/trans configs that will or will not, I know the trend is growing and the 6R100 was on the block. Based on your sig OP you should be getting your truck within minutes? - let us know, inquiring minds are waiting ?!?!?!
Thanks, gents. Actually, my truck was delivered to the dealer in record-time (under five weeks) and I won't be able to pick it up until the third week in March... which is when we were originally hoping it would be delivered.
 
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Old 02-18-2019, 11:49 AM
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FWIW this is the service procedure listed for the 2019 with the 6R100 -
 
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2018 with 6R100
 
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So how many beans did the bean counters save by taking out the dip stick. My 18 has one and I guess I'm old school but I'm glad it does.
 
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Old 02-18-2019, 12:00 PM
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So what I'm seeing from the service info is that there still is a fluid level "dipstick". It just requires a bit more time and effort to access it.
 
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Old 02-18-2019, 12:04 PM
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So what I'm seeing from the service info is that there still is a fluid level "dipstick". It just requires a bit more time and effort to access it.
It would seem so.
 
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The even better part (at least on the Ecoboosts) is there is a caty converter right next to it so as an added bonus you get to burn your arm while trying to check and adjust the level. I suspect there will be exhaust components within near vicinity as well on the SD making the task equally enjoyable.
 

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