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Ralph Rebandt
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From: Farmington Hills, MI
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posted 10-09-2001 11:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ralph Rebandt   Click Here to Email Ralph Rebandt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What kind of fluid goes in the convertible top pump, and where the heck do I put it in? I have removed the back seat, but I don't see a filler hole on the pump unit... what am I missing...

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kcode
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From: alvaton,ky,usa Suburb of Bowling Green, M&M #79, MCA #29208
Registered: Jun 99

posted 10-09-2001 11:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ralph,
Use Hydraulic oil. On one end there is a big slotted screw type fitting.

Mike

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mellowyellow
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From: So. Fl.
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posted 10-10-2001 07:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Most of the motors have the type of fitting that Mike mentions. Also, have seen the plug mounted right on the side of housing. There are some, though, that have a rubber plug on the end, The shop manual suggests using ATF type F. With a clean system, I started using multi purpose with no problem. If your problem has just started, look at the cylinders or lines.

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Moneymaker
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posted 10-10-2001 01:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Brake fluid works well also. I have used it many times. As a matter of fact, that's the ONLY fluid that I have ever used in convertable top pumps. Right or wrong, it worked for me and never hurt anything.

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Ralph Rebandt
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From: Farmington Hills, MI
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posted 10-10-2001 05:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ralph Rebandt   Click Here to Email Ralph Rebandt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys!! you are the best!

Hope to get the 289 in the next week or so!

Ralph

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