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skips69
Gearhead

Posts: 346
From: Catlin, IL USA
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 05-20-2004 08:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for skips69   Click Here to Email skips69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Probably old news, but my "newest, got to have tool" is................A Turkey Baster! Swapped out my old open third member yesterday with a new rebuilt 3.50 trac-loc, and due to the exhaust being in the way, could not get the new member filled with the quart sized squeeze bottle. Had to pour the gear oil in a small bucket, siphon it out with the turkey baster and fill it up that way. Worked great, so file it away for future reference.........

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Hell_Fish
Gearhead

Posts: 906
From: Austin, TX.
Registered: May 2002

posted 10-27-2004 11:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hell_Fish   Click Here to Email Hell_Fish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know this is a pretty old post, but a foot or 2 of vacuum line or fuel line can do the trick as well. You just put one end on the tip of the lube bottle and the other in the fill hole.

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Dustin C
"The Mopar Guy!"
CRC Motorsports
56 F-100
Mech. for wifes 69 Mustang coupe 302 with 69 351W heads and Offy 4bbl intake, C4, Granada disc brakes, Mach 1 springs, Boss 302 sway bar, 8" open
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Hemikiller
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From: Killingworth, CT
Registered: Feb 2002

posted 11-30-2004 11:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hemikiller   Click Here to Email Hemikiller     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Best method I've ever used is to fill through an axle tube. Before you stick the second axle, take your floor jack and lift up that side. Pop the top off the lube bottle and squeeze it into the tube. It'll run right down to the pumpkin by itself.

Beats trying to get it in through the level plug.....

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racerock
Journeyman

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From: Annapolis, MD
Registered: Jan 2005

posted 01-05-2005 10:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for racerock   Click Here to Email racerock     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Best tool found for this job is a pump that is sold and used for filling outdrives with their gear oil. You fill them from the bottom up, and they sell a pump that has a hose with a metal adapter that fits in the outdrive drain hole. That metal adapter fits into most gearbox, and rear end filler holes. Just pump away, and switch bottles as you drain them. The pump does not fit the top of most gear oil bottles, but does not matter. It costs a few bucks.

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68 S-code GT
Gearhead

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From: Sayreville, NJ, US
Registered: Mar 2000

posted 01-26-2005 12:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by racerock:
Best tool found for this job is a pump that is sold and used for filling outdrives with their gear oil. You fill them from the bottom up, and they sell a pump that has a hose with a metal adapter that fits in the outdrive drain hole.

Thats what I use and it works great!

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Ed S.

68 S-code FB GT 4spd(now C6)/3.25 PS PDB
68 J-code(now 289) Cp Sprint"B" C4/3L00-9" PDB PS AC
99 F150 XLT Ext/cab, 4X4, 5.4L, 3L55

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n2oMike
Gearhead

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From: Spencer, WV
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 01-26-2005 04:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They sell a tool that's like a big, giant syringe with a hose on the end. The thing is around a foot or so long and about 2-1/2" in diameter.

You just stick the hose down into the gear oil and pull the handle back to draw the oil into the unit, then stick the hose into the rear end and push it out.

However, I usually just jack the car up by the body so the axle hangs down... and just squirt it in directly out of the bottle.

Of course, you can also stick a hose on the end of the bottle. Works great.

Good Luck!

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Mike Burch
66 mustang real street
302 4-speed 289 heads
10.63 @ 129.3
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