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Old 09-08-2019, 05:49 PM   #1
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Oil and Tranny fill on 2008 Camelot 42PDQ and 2009 Dynasty Yorkshire

Im trying to get samples for the Blackstone oil testing from both of these coaches. I thought no problem easy to do. Since they have both been sitting for awhile and are not easily moved from their parking spots I thought Ill just get a pump and pull both oil and transmission samples through the dipstick or fill tubes. Well ....did the Camelot first . Pulled the dipstick on the Cummins 400 and stuck the 1/4 hose down the tube and it stopped. I noticed on the dipstick that it narrows so Im guessing that the 1/4 tubing will not make it down it. So I thought I would hold up on the oil and do the transmission because I thought the fill for it was just below the oil dipstick. And it seems like it is. After a lot of pumping I finally got enough red tranny oil to fill the little sample bottle. I cleaned the pump and tubing with gas and dried it then went to do the transmission fluid in the Dynasty with the 500 hp Cummins. Well what came out of the similar tube as the Camelot was engine oil? Now I have not touched or had either of these coaches oil changed since we got them (Camelot 2018 and Dynasty 2019). So here are my questions .... Where is the fill for the oil on the Camelot? And then how do you check how full the transmission is on it? Do you use the same dipstick as the oil fill and put it into the transmission fill? And then on the Dynasty...if the oil fill is that same tube as the one in the Camelot..where is the transmission fill tube? Why make them the same but different?? The Camelot is the top picture and the Dynasty is the bottom
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Old 09-08-2019, 08:25 PM   #2
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Yellow dipsticks are engine oil, dipsticks with the red paint are trans.
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Yellow dipsticks are engine oil, dipsticks with the red paint are trans.

That's what I thought but then why do I have engine oil (or at least it's black like engine oil???) in the transmission? It doesn't smell burnt? I mean it's blacker than black
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Are you sure that tube with the "red paint mark" is not the oil fill tube?
Where are you putting the oil in at?

On my coach the transmission dipstick is the same tube as where the transmission fluid goes in - but it is at the back of the engine and can only be accessed by removing the floor cover in the bedroom (from inside the coach). Do you have a floor access opening you bedroom (or rear closet)?
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Are you sure that tube with the "red paint mark" is not the oil fill tube?
Where are you putting the oil in at?

On my coach the transmission dipstick is the same tube as where the transmission fluid goes in - but it is at the back of the engine and can only be accessed by removing the floor cover in the bedroom (from inside the coach). Do you have a floor access opening you bedroom (or rear closet)?
I'm with Mike - my transmission dipstick is at the back of the engine or towards the front of the coach since the engine is installed backwards. This is not surprising since we have similar coaches with C13 engines, may be different on a Cummins installation, but that is a long way to run a dipstick.

I put an access port in my coach to save me the trouble of removing the cover to check/add fluid to the Allison - used a marine part, cut a round hole in the fiberglass and installed it above the dipstick.
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Looking at the Owners manuals for the 2008 Cayman, and 2009 Dynasty, the oil level and filler tubes are not in the same locations.

On the Dynasty, the Transmission dipstick and filler tube are not shown at the front of engine (so must be located at rear as mentioned above, and accessed from inside coach).
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Did all 4 have dipsticks?
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Did all 4 have dipsticks?
So I ended up finding all 4 dipsticks. Like others have said (and thank you all for pointing me in that direction!)..the transmission dipstick is in the back of the engine under the access door in the bedroom (Camelot) and the bathroom (Dynasty). The Camelot oil that is red-ish is actually the engine oil that only has about 1,000 miles on it since we bought it and was changed then. The Dynasty's engine oil probably has about 3500 miles on it since it was changed and that's why it's a lot darker. I can see that it is engine oil now and smell it now
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