We purchased an 07 View last week and both my wife and I are excited and anxious to open a new chapter in our lives.
I am a long time gear head and have been checking out the coach and all it's systems since we brought it home. The previous owner left us with a very complete package of owners' manuals, and they have been very helpful.
The dealer we bought the unit from told us he had the oil changed (36,000 miles on RV) and the transmission flushed at our request. I would like to check the tranny fluid level as we travel, but the transmission dipstick has a tamper proof cap and is supposed to be serviced only by MB. I am a big believer in preventive maintenance and would like to keep an eye on it. Is there a special tool required to remove the cap, and, once removed, is the dipstick attached?
Thanks in advance for your thoughts and consideration.
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I'd check to make sure that tampering with the trannie dipstick locking pin won't void any warranty. If not, a new dipstick can be purchased from Ebay or many other vendors. Make sure you follow directions how to cut the new stick to proper length and always make sure transmission is up to at least 80º C (an infrared temperature reader can be useful for this)
Bob & Donna
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