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Old 06-08-2019, 03:35 PM   #15
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Your Allison transmission owners manual will detail how to use the shift pad to check the the oil level with the transmissions internal sensors ; the most accurate way; and the way that Allison recommends .

X3 . on the black oil , there are about 3 quarts of oil that will not drain out of the engine when changing oil , as soon as the engine runs , those 3 quarts dilute and discolor the new oil .
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OP...glad you found the dipstick, just for craps and giggles, here's a pic of mine, made by Spartan, also Cummins quickserve list it as Cummins part # 3945604 (using my engine s/n)
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Skip, he's looking for engine oil level. The Allison manual ain't gonna tell him engine oil level, but maybe yours will?
I don't know of any gauge that will tell him his engine oil level.

What is this Cummins 'tech' talking about?
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I don't know of any gauge that will tell him his engine oil level.



What is this Cummins 'tech' talking about?
I was confused as well, then reread the OP later post after he found both dipsticks.... ha-ha, had to edit my post
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Your Allison transmission owners manual will detail how to use the shift pad to check the the oil level with the transmissions internal sensors ; the most accurate way; and the way that Allison recommends .

Not always... my 2500 does not have this. Dipstick only.
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Here’s what threw me about where the dipstick location is on my engine. In the manual it shows #18 as the “engine oil dipstick” and over on the left side #11 as the transmission dipstick. Unless the transmission oil is also black, that must be wrong. I’ll follow both tubes and to make sure it goes to where they should before I’m really sure, just to be safe.
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Yea, the oil turns black 10 seconds after you change it. By the way, it could be me, but I'm slowly learning that Cummin's is not all they are cracked up to be. Way overpriced for lousy work. I had a Cummins service manager tell me my engine brake could never be fixed. So, I may be the only one that has had enough BS from Cummin's, but you may want to consider other shops when you need something done on your engine. I will only go to them as a last resort at this point. Sorry for the rant, glad you found the dipstick.

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Here are some lousy photos of the dipsticks on a 2003 Cummins ISL red-top. The engine oil dipstick is marked, and the top one. More importantly, the size of the tubes is different, where the oil dipstick tube is a good bit thinner.
Just to emphasize the variability of dipsticks on the same engine, my 2004 American Tradition with a 2003 ISL engine on a 2004 Freightliner chassis is quite different than Rick's 2003 Eagle on a Spartan chassis. My oil dipstick is high on the right side (looking from rear),above & adjacent to the oil filler tube, and both oil and tranny dipsticks are similar size.
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