Urgent - Paging DeathRat any anyone else - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning Talk about modifications, or anything else associated with performance enhancements. Have a new idea for performance/reliability? Post it here. No idea is stupid! (please use Detailing and Appearance for cosmetic ideas)

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-19-2002, 01:11 AM   #1
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 95
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
streetracer is on a distinguished road
Default Urgent - Paging DeathRat any anyone else

I just installed TOG headers for Grand Prix GTP on my 2002 SSEi. The headers are mazing. However, the stock trans dipstick and tube are too long and wide to clear header. My shop just cut the tube and stick as a temp fix. However, now I can't check or add trans fluid. Scott Cook (BadSSei) recommended the dipstick and tube from a 1998 Grand Prix GTP. It has to be this specific year, or one identicaly to it. The one in my 2001 GTP is not right size.

Does anyone have one or can get me one, sometime today if possible? Would you able to overnight it to me? I will gladly pay all shipping, price of item, and modest reward for your assistance.

My dealer service department is not open tomorrow, and they do not carry this in stock, would have to order.

Thanks,
Anthony
streetracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2002, 03:55 AM   #2
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Edmonton, AB Canada
Posts: 2,621
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
DeathRat is on a distinguished road
Default

Well I'm afraid I won't be much help either as we usually do not stock any indicators (dipsticks) or tubes in stock.
DeathRat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2002, 04:55 AM   #3
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 95
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
streetracer is on a distinguished road
Default How would I order one?

I sent an email to gmpartsdirect. I plan to go to my dealer on Monday. Would a repair shop be able to get me one tomorrow, maybe from their local distributor?

Does anyone keep this in stock or does it always have be ordered from factory?

Would you know part number, and if there are any differences between GTP dip sticks and tubes for '97+ ?

Do you have tips on checking/adding fluid in mean time?

They said I lost between 1/2 and at most full quart? How bad is this?

They cut my stick and tube down to a few inches that is sitting right under header. Would someone be able to get in their with a funel and siphon tube?

Thanks,
Anthony
streetracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2002, 12:48 PM   #4
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Edmonton, AB Canada
Posts: 2,621
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
DeathRat is on a distinguished road
Default Re: How would I order one?

Quote:
Originally Posted by streetracer
I sent an email to gmpartsdirect. I plan to go to my dealer on Monday. Would a repair shop be able to get me one tomorrow, maybe from their local distributor?

Does anyone keep this in stock or does it always have be ordered from factory?

Would you know part number, and if there are any differences between GTP dip sticks and tubes for '97+ ?

Do you have tips on checking/adding fluid in mean time?

They said I lost between 1/2 and at most full quart? How bad is this?

They cut my stick and tube down to a few inches that is sitting right under header. Would someone be able to get in their with a funel and siphon tube?

Thanks,
Anthony
It usually a warehouse itm only since not many people need them changed!
I can find out the P/N'* for you Monday though.
Unless it'* leaking then don't worry about it for now.
A Trans funnel should work (you know those long metal ones).
DeathRat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2002, 05:16 PM   #5
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 95
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
streetracer is on a distinguished road
Default P/N and Driveable

Thanks a lot! I sent GMpartsdirect.com another email with VIN from someone'* '98 GTP off autotrader.com. I let them know it wasn't my car, and just for them to determine exact dipstick.

Do you think its safe to drive this car in the meantime, its not leaking, but may have loss 1/2 to a full qt of trans fuild during install?
streetracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2002, 05:56 PM   #6
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: St. Charles, MO
Posts: 76
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
NOT-RDY is on a distinguished road
Default

I know a guy with a 2001 GTP had the same problem. A friend of his had a chrome dipstick from his small block chevy that worked. I am not sure if this will work on the Bonneville but they should be the same setup. It is just a dipstick that was purchased at a local parts store to detail the engine. It actually looks really good under the hood of his car.
NOT-RDY is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
URGENT URGENT Cookseytonyc 1992-1999 6 01-08-2006 11:40 AM
DEATHRAT OFFICIALLY BANNED! sse1990 General GM Chat 12 11-20-2002 01:17 PM
1998 Normally Aspirated 3800 -Check this out Deathrat Chazcee Oldsmobile 12 11-20-2002 06:22 AM
ok Deathrat/Willwren/whomever Dylansdad 1992-1999 7 10-10-2002 10:59 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:48 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.