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Where is the dipsick for transmission n what type of oil is filled

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There is a round plastic container near the left hand side between engine and mud guard. Unscrew the top and you will find a dipstick that shows correct fluid level. Use transmission oil sold at garages etc. The brake fluid container is on the same side near the radiator.

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