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Old 10-04-2018, 01:05 AM   #21
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Hard to see in the pic but itís 5/30
Yes, I could see it when I zoomed in. Same as our 2016. Discussions in the forum reflect that the V-10 in the F53 chassis calls for 5W-20. I use the 5W-30 just as the cap shows. TX.
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Old 10-04-2018, 03:31 AM   #22
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No trouble at all. Simple with a battery screw driver. A you-tube video exists for the 24.1. The most difficult part is coming up with a way to re seal the hole and making it easy to access in the future when you need too.

I could have cut another piece of 1/2 inch ply wood to fit the hole instead of rigging the piece I removed which leaves about 1/4 all the way around. The 1/8 plywood makes a pretty stable base for whatever you use to cover the hole.

Even if you decide to access oil and the battery some other way, the duct system sits on the battery and could cause problems in the future. Good idea to get that off of it by using hanger zip ties. Makes it easier to see everything as well.

One word of caution, do not overtighten the screws in the plastic desk...I cracked mine when I got "carried away"
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Old 10-04-2018, 12:33 PM   #23
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Glad to hear that you found it!
What's next on the List of things to check over?
The hunt or the list is not complete and goes something like this.

"Good day Mr. Denman, your mission,should you choose to accept, is to find the elusive AT dip stick. As always, should you or any of your fingers be caught or cut, Thor will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This note will never self-destruct and will remain forever in the Ethernet."
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Old 10-04-2018, 12:39 PM   #24
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There are a lot of Fords and other makes that Have no trans dip sticks. They are sealed at the factory . One of the bad changes
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Old 10-04-2018, 01:34 PM   #25
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Right. I had a 2008 chevy without an AT dip stick and I don't think my 2017 Ford Edge has one either. OTOH, the 2015 Vegas does. Not sure about the later Vegas and Axis.
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Old 10-04-2018, 03:57 PM   #26
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One word of caution, do not overtighten the screws in the plastic desk...I cracked mine when I got "carried away"
Great point. I can see how its easy to get carried away, especially with the 2 forward long screws.
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Old 10-05-2018, 05:17 AM   #27
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Yes, I could see it when I zoomed in. Same as our 2016. Discussions in the forum reflect that the V-10 in the F53 chassis calls for 5W-20. I use the 5W-30 just as the cap shows. TX.


Glad you got it cleared up. If youíre like me, details matter
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Old 10-05-2018, 05:20 AM   #28
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Right. I had a 2008 chevy without an AT dip stick and I don't think my 2017 Ford Edge has one either. OTOH, the 2015 Vegas does. Not sure about the later Vegas and Axis.


My Sprinter van cost 30 bucks for a dip stick. Your post reminds me to check my Vegas. I think I remember seeing it from the front.
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Old 10-06-2018, 07:34 PM   #29
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That is true, remove the air hose on the left and use a very long flexable clear tube, you will need a second person to prevent a spill on the engine below, it has to go uphill at first...good luck
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Old 10-06-2018, 09:30 PM   #30
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I found the yellow cap. Was investigating a battery issue that i know will happen eventually and wanted to mod the access area. After removing the passenger side desk the yellow cap is easily seen and accessible. Also moved the hoses off of the battery preventing future problems by tying them up with zip ties. (one hose was zip tied to the battery cable). Clear sight to the battery now as well as the filler for the oil. Currently trying to find the best permanent way to make the plywood access to our batteries and oil filler user friendly...
Please post when you have a mod for easy battery and oil fill access. Thanks
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Old 10-07-2018, 04:05 PM   #31
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I'd do what I did on our 2017 Axis, we now have a 2018 Windsport 29m. If the oil and battery are in the same spot, remove the fold out work tray. Before, or after you cut the tabs holding the plywood in place install hinges on the left side so it opens away from window. Then with the plywood down place L our straight brackets on other 3 sided and use screws to tighten into place. A lot of work to access oil and battery service but best idea I came up with....good luck...
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Old 10-07-2018, 05:18 PM   #32
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Please post when you have a mod for easy battery and oil fill access. Thanks
What i posted above is what I did and it will work for me. I don't think there is truly an easy way however.
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