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    Whats this next to the oil stick

    Got my astra for a few months now but even with th manual I have no idea whats this extra stick next to the oil level stick. See pic bellow:


    Is it for the gearbox oil level? and how do I refill it if I have to?

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    Have you got an autobox in your car?

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    yes, its an automatic.

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    its the gear box oil dip stick

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    Thought so

    It's the dipstick for checking the level in the box.

    You need to check it on flat ground with the engine idling - withdraw it, wipe it down and then reinsert it and withdraw it once more, then check the level.

    If you need to top it up, you do it through the tube using a funnel and a fine mess gauze to make sure the crap gets in there. IIRC there should be two making on the dipstick - one for a hot engine and one for cold, so pay attention to these and do not overfill.

    When you've topped it up, go for a short spin to distribute the fluid evenly and then recheck, as above.

    Finally welcome to Astrasport

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    Thanks guys, this forum is very helpfull.

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