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Volvo MD7A Missing reverse gear dipstick

I have a 1978 Albin Vega powered by a Volvo MD7A. I removed the reverse gear oil filler bolt to find No dipstick! Has anyone else had this experience?
Could the dipstick have slipped down into the transmission?

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Irv

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Yes. we had the same engine. The dipstick was that filler bolt! You will be able to pull it apart or possible a magnetic flexible stick. I cant remember if it was iron or brass??
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Whaa?
It's a metal rod that lives in oil.
It rotted off?
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I have the same boat but with the MD6A.
FYI there is an albin vega group on yahoo.
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