Autobox oil dipstick: Where can i find?

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Autobox oil dipstick: Where can i find?

Post by Slagtrooper » Mon May 05, 2014 4:15 pm

Researching here on my town is almost impossible - Stores, junkyards, etc.

Is there some way to substitute this dipstick?
One with the same measure, of course. Or what is its lenght?

Is the ZF-4HP14 dipstick, my box came without it.
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. "16V type" Speedline Rims, "Ducktail" spoiler and rear vents
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Re: Autobox oil dipstick: Where can i find?

Post by jamescarruthers » Mon May 05, 2014 8:53 pm

I can tell you that the Volvo 400 series came with this auto box too. As long as the tubes that it goes in are the same, it's likely that it would be the same dipstick.

Can someone post a picture on here of their BX dipstick and I'll tell you if I think it looks the same?

The Volvo one is yellow, and about 8in long if I remember correctly.

Then, I know you'll be able to get one from Lake's Autos. They are a Volvo scrapyard on the A1, near Wyboston. If this isn't near you, they might post, or I could collect next time I go and post to you.

Www.lakes4volvo.co.uk for their address.
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Re: Autobox oil dipstick: Where can i find?

Post by jamescarruthers » Mon May 05, 2014 8:54 pm

I see you are in Brazil!!

I'm happy to send one to you if I can get one here. But first, we'll need a pic of a proper BX one!
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1992 Renault Master Mk. 1. Machzone Chateau camper. 2.0 LPG

Previous BX's:
A966 XRL -- BX 16 TRS
H767 BEG -- BX 14 TGE
B316 AMP -- BX 14 E

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Re: Autobox oil dipstick: Where can i find?

Post by Mothman » Tue May 06, 2014 9:21 am

I will do you a piccy shortly.

Andy

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Re: Autobox oil dipstick: Where can i find?

Post by Mothman » Tue May 06, 2014 9:32 am

This is what it looks like. Its 48 cms long for one that came out of a MK 1 19RD Auto.

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Re: Autobox oil dipstick: Where can i find?

Post by Slagtrooper » Tue May 06, 2014 1:34 pm

jamescarruthers wrote:I can tell you that the Volvo 400 series came with this auto box too. As long as the tubes that it goes in are the same, it's likely that it would be the same dipstick.

Can someone post a picture on here of their BX dipstick and I'll tell you if I think it looks the same?

The Volvo one is yellow, and about 8in long if I remember correctly.

Then, I know you'll be able to get one from Lake's Autos. They are a Volvo scrapyard on the A1, near Wyboston. If this isn't near you, they might post, or I could collect next time I go and post to you.

http://Www.lakes4volvo.co.uk for their address.
Of the Volvo series, we can find here the 460 and 440, the latter is even rarer than BX. The 480 we don't have here, no one imported it. I got surprised that some volvos had the 4HP14 too, but i'm unsure if it fits "plug and play" to the 1.9 8V engine. Now i know i have one more option for finding the box. Is easier to find scrapped 460's than still running ones.
jamescarruthers wrote:I see you are in Brazil!!

I'm happy to send one to you if I can get one here. But first, we'll need a pic of a proper BX one!
Yes, the BX in Brazil are as we call here, "white flies with blue eyes". I'm struggling with some mechanical details, but i think i will restore it. Mine car: http://www.bxclub.co.uk/forum/viewtopic ... 13&t=19063
And thank you for your courtesy, James!
Citroën BX GTi 1993
. XU9JAZ engine, ZF 4HP14 Automatic gearbox
. Leather Seats, Air Conditioner, electric mirrors, windows and sunroof
. "16V type" Speedline Rims, "Ducktail" spoiler and rear vents
ORGA 5219 (February 22, 1991) - Made in Uruguay

Hot steamy night alone, I wait for you ♫ Cold brittle morning alone and I cry for you ♪ And when you finally call ♫ You cloak your moves in the shadows ♪♫♪

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Re: Autobox oil dipstick: Where can i find?

Post by Slagtrooper » Tue May 06, 2014 1:39 pm

Mothman wrote:This is what it looks like. Its 48 cms long for one that came out of a MK 1 19RD Auto.

Andy
Whoa! Finally some photos of the stick! :cry:
I've been trying to find it for months! Thank you so much! =D>
Citroën BX GTi 1993
. XU9JAZ engine, ZF 4HP14 Automatic gearbox
. Leather Seats, Air Conditioner, electric mirrors, windows and sunroof
. "16V type" Speedline Rims, "Ducktail" spoiler and rear vents
ORGA 5219 (February 22, 1991) - Made in Uruguay

Hot steamy night alone, I wait for you ♫ Cold brittle morning alone and I cry for you ♪ And when you finally call ♫ You cloak your moves in the shadows ♪♫♪

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Re: Autobox oil dipstick: Where can i find?

Post by jamescarruthers » Wed May 07, 2014 10:56 am

Nope, that dipstick is completely different and longer than the 480's so following the Volvo idea is finished.

I forgot about this: I got some parts for my BX from Gary C who recently broke an automatic BX. If he's still got the box he might post the dipstick to Brazil for you.

http://www.bxclub.co.uk/forum/memberlis ... ile&u=3705

Worth a shot
1987 Volvo 480 ES
1992 Renault Master Mk. 1. Machzone Chateau camper. 2.0 LPG

Previous BX's:
A966 XRL -- BX 16 TRS
H767 BEG -- BX 14 TGE
B316 AMP -- BX 14 E

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Re: Autobox oil dipstick: Where can i find?

Post by Mothman » Wed May 07, 2014 11:00 am

I think first we may need confirmation that a Mk 1 auto gearbox plus the dipstick are the same for a later MK 2 and if the petrol or diesel variants are also the same.



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Re: Autobox oil dipstick: Where can i find?

Post by jamescarruthers » Wed May 07, 2014 11:04 am

Aah, Mothman, I see it's your BX at the Chevronic Centre. My red Mk. 1 is keeping it company this week!
1987 Volvo 480 ES
1992 Renault Master Mk. 1. Machzone Chateau camper. 2.0 LPG

Previous BX's:
A966 XRL -- BX 16 TRS
H767 BEG -- BX 14 TGE
B316 AMP -- BX 14 E

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Re: Autobox oil dipstick: Where can i find?

Post by Mothman » Wed May 07, 2014 11:17 am

Nice one bud,

However, Wilma will be there for a long while i feel. What are you having done? Any piccies?

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Re: Autobox oil dipstick: Where can i find?

Post by jamescarruthers » Wed May 07, 2014 1:17 pm

Just a good service and a few bits Rob found wrong (vac advance pipe, little leak of oil and coolant).

I'm probably going to put it up for sale when it gets back. It's a shame as this 30 year old car has served me well; I've used it like a modern car with the miles I've put on it and it has never let me down.

I'm starting a new chapter in life career wise and running two old cars just doesn't make sense as I barely have the time for one. I dream I'll end up with a C6 if I keep working hard!
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1992 Renault Master Mk. 1. Machzone Chateau camper. 2.0 LPG

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H767 BEG -- BX 14 TGE
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Re: Autobox oil dipstick: Where can i find?

Post by Slagtrooper » Wed May 07, 2014 4:57 pm

jamescarruthers wrote:Nope, that dipstick is completely different and longer than the 480's so following the Volvo idea is finished.

I forgot about this: I got some parts for my BX from Gary C who recently broke an automatic BX. If he's still got the box he might post the dipstick to Brazil for you.

http://www.bxclub.co.uk/forum/memberlis ... ile&u=3705

Worth a shot
PM sent - Thank you again, James!
Mothman wrote:I think first we may need confirmation that a Mk 1 auto gearbox plus the dipstick are the same for a later MK 2 and if the petrol or diesel variants are also the same.
I hope it's the same measure for both, but it's better wait for more info :)
Citroën BX GTi 1993
. XU9JAZ engine, ZF 4HP14 Automatic gearbox
. Leather Seats, Air Conditioner, electric mirrors, windows and sunroof
. "16V type" Speedline Rims, "Ducktail" spoiler and rear vents
ORGA 5219 (February 22, 1991) - Made in Uruguay

Hot steamy night alone, I wait for you ♫ Cold brittle morning alone and I cry for you ♪ And when you finally call ♫ You cloak your moves in the shadows ♪♫♪

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Re: Autobox oil dipstick: Where can i find?

Post by Gary C » Thu May 08, 2014 9:05 pm

Dipstick from BX16TRS auto with 171c engine.

Overall length - 47 cm

Distance from underside of cap to centre of first ball - 41cm

Distance from underside of cap to centre of second ball - 43.5cm

Cap is circular and has same wording as Mothman's but printed on a metal disc

Overall length being similar, the question is whether the dip length to the first ball is the same and spacing to second. If so, a bit of welding rod or similar could be used to check oil levels.

I have an auto box sitting in the workshop about to be ebayed or scrapped. Wonder what the cost of freight to Brazil would be.

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Re: Autobox oil dipstick: Where can i find?

Post by Slagtrooper » Fri May 09, 2014 6:12 am

How the price can be calculated? And how can i pay? Because unfortunately i don't have international credit card. Don't know if pay pal works.
Thank you for the measurements, Gary! That's great help!
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Citroën BX GTi 1993
. XU9JAZ engine, ZF 4HP14 Automatic gearbox
. Leather Seats, Air Conditioner, electric mirrors, windows and sunroof
. "16V type" Speedline Rims, "Ducktail" spoiler and rear vents
ORGA 5219 (February 22, 1991) - Made in Uruguay

Hot steamy night alone, I wait for you ♫ Cold brittle morning alone and I cry for you ♪ And when you finally call ♫ You cloak your moves in the shadows ♪♫♪