+1 it is indeed rather nice as a plug. suppose that could have something to do with that being its original purpose.
yeah, they ship the trans with that installed in the dipstick hole, then during assembly they just pop the stick in and push that plug down into the pan.
all it really says is that your trans pan has never been off. looks like it was running really good and healthy too.
just make sure you use the reusable gasket, their much much MUCH better then any of those rubber pieces of [email protected]
that come in the parts store kits. filters are fine, just toss that rubber thing in the trash.
look it over for damage, if none is found reuse it, otherwise head to the local dealership and buy a new one.
also, now would be a great time to get yourself a 96+ pan and filter. they arnt susceptible to dry sump under hard cornering. 95 and down were know for slipping out of gear under hard turns when the fluid sloshed to one side and the sump sucked air into the valve body.
RUST!! eating away at me more than the rear fender wells
95 Deep Jewel Green 40th Anniversary Bird / Stock SOHC 190k 96-97 intake swap, 97 Mk8 4R70W, Jmod, 3L27 / energy susp rear spindle, and cobra arm bushings, 93 Mk8 shaft, and LCAs, 225/60r16 on Windstar twin 5spokes, Vogtland 1.6drop springs, Tokico Blues, PBR, and rear-disk swap, 89 SC swaybars
Last edited by nall_one; 03-31-2013 at 08:25 PM.