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Synthetics II

John Greenstreet, Senior Engineer (jgreenst@motown.ge.com) writes:

>M-B got so pissed-off at people monkeying around with the fluid in
>their slushes that the dipstick is now sealed; removing it to
>check or add fluid will break a tamper-proof seal that can only
>be replaced by the dealer.  I think this is a good idea: in the event
>of a transmission problem, the customer cannot be accused of
>overfilling the transmission since the seal will show he/she left it

	I was suprised to find no dipstick when I pulled the cap off
of the ATF filler tube.  The Audi dealer said "You are not supposed
to check it, only the dealer can!"  Is this true of other Audi's also?