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HT 740 Oil check?
« on: July 21, 2018, 02:55:57 PM »
I'm always going back and forth on the proper way to check the oil level on a ht 740. Should the level be checked while running or after setting for while to let the oil drain back to the pan?

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Offline luvrbus

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Re: HT 740 Oil check?
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2018, 03:21:23 PM »
Running in neutral,on level ground and warm
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Re: HT 740 Oil check?
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2018, 08:29:55 AM »
How the heck do you read the oil level on the dipstick?  I have fresh new red Dexron in mine, and old eyes, and man it's hard to read the level on the dipstick.
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Re: HT 740 Oil check?
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2018, 09:03:29 AM »
How the heck do you read the oil level on the dipstick?  I have fresh new red Dexron in mine, and old eyes, and man it's hard to read the level on the dipstick.


Drill tiny holes in the dip stick makes it easy for us old folks I have 3 in mine on everything we own
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Re: HT 740 Oil check?
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2018, 11:20:21 AM »
Thanks!
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Re: HT 740 Oil check?
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2018, 01:17:07 PM »
Don't drill them too large and have the end of dipstick break off.
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Re: HT 740 Oil check?
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2018, 04:00:58 PM »
The marks can be center punched or simply touch the bit. the dimple will hold oil.
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Re: HT 740 Oil check?
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2018, 04:43:33 PM »
Instead of adding stress raisers to something that flexes, just put a small piece of adhesive heatshrink on the dipstick at the correct level.

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Re: HT 740 Oil check?
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2018, 06:29:22 PM »
LOL just buy a Intellistick like the  Army uses it will send the information to your smart phone and you don't get your hands dirty,I am seeing those now on buses and trucks in the private sector.the little gadget even does your oil sample   
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Re: HT 740 Oil check?
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2018, 06:58:01 PM »
Woah what? Nice never heard of such a gadget. Thanks got her all topped off.

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Re: HT 740 Oil check?
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2018, 07:41:32 PM »
LOL just buy a Intellistick like the  Army uses it will send the information to your smart phone and you don't get your hands dirty,I am seeing those now on buses and trucks in the private sector.the little gadget even does your oil sample

It was developed at the University of Dayton (Ohio) with and for the military, and was big news back in 2007. Apparently it ran into trouble of some kind as a commercial product (the approximate cost of $500 probably did not help). The Truckersmall.net site lists it, but it is marked discontinued. The internet domain name intellistick.com is for sale, so it looks like it did not work out well for them.  :'(
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Re: HT 740 Oil check?
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2018, 07:48:18 PM »
Another outfit has it now in Iowa goes by a different name 
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Re: HT 740 Oil check?
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2018, 08:21:50 PM »
http://www.raventechcorp.com/Products.html   Is it now made by a South African company?   Some European cars have been using this technology for a while, so it should be mature by now.   I wonder if it's related to the chip detectors used in helicopter gearboxes?   Sounds promising.

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Re: HT 740 Oil check?
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2018, 08:32:19 PM »
I have a Intellistick on my Hummvee but don't know how to make it work,I think the little box is bad the Bluetooth works the phone will pick it up
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Re: HT 740 Oil check?
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2018, 08:36:43 PM »
Another outfit has it now in Iowa goes by a different name

Do you remember what name they go by now, or what company sells it? I have not found anything on it.
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1982 Eagle Model 10, 6V92, 5 speed Spicer
1984 Eagle Model 10, 6V92 w/Jacobs, Allison HT740