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This is a discussion on Can this be bad? within the Everyday Impreza Talk forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; So I just took in my car for a 30k service and they found that i did not have a ...

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    Can this be bad?

    So I just took in my car for a 30k service and they found that i did not have a dipstick for my transmission. Before this, I had work done by another subaru dealership to fix a bad throwout bearing. They replaced the bearing along with the clutch and flywheel.

    How bad can it be to be driving around without a transmission dipstick in my car? The dealer said it's not that bad, but I dont like the idea of having something exposed. Of course, they promised to order the part a.s.a.p. but it's almost a week later.

    I feel like the dealer's just out to frustrate me. Maybe they like being talked down to in order to get things going. I dont know.

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    There should not be a problem with that. If you want you could always plug the tube just to be sure. A replacement will of course be needed, you have to be able to check on both level and looks of the oil. But missing for a limited time should be ok.
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    Cool man! Thanks for the reply. Just wanted some insight to make me feel a little bit better. I just don't like the idea of something being exposed whether it be a short or long period of time.

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    It shouldn't be too much of an issue. Unlike the engine oil dipstick, the factory transmission dipstick doesn't have any sort of screw or o-ring seal, so it's just a dust cap, if anything. Unless you're doing barrel rolls, it isn't going to leak any fluid. Just hold off on the rally stages till the part comes in.
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