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LiLoMe
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posted 11-07-2004 10:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LiLoMe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What type of fluid should I use in the convertable top motor. I read somewhere to use trans fluid, what kind?

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Moneymaker
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posted 11-07-2004 11:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Brake fluid works fine.

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LiLoMe
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posted 11-08-2004 11:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LiLoMe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Moneymaker,
Is their anything else that can be used?

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posted 11-08-2004 11:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lite hydraulic oil.

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Alex Denysenko
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snakebite_83
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posted 11-25-2004 02:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for snakebite_83   Click Here to Email snakebite_83     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
the proper fluid for your top motor is atf. pay close attention when you fill so you dont overfill.

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LiLoMe
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posted 11-26-2004 10:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LiLoMe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks snakebite_83,
Haven't put it in just yet, so thanks for the heads up.

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amcagreg
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posted 03-19-2005 07:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for amcagreg   Click Here to Email amcagreg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a question about the hydraulic pump. I am trying to get all of the air out of my hydraulic lines. I had assumed that it was because I had air in the reservoir. Now you tell me not to overfill. I am using the pump and hydraulic cylinders on a kit car but should be the same

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Originally posted by amcagreg:
I have a question about the hydraulic pump. I am trying to get all of the air out of my hydraulic lines. I had assumed that it was because I had air in the reservoir. Now you tell me not to overfill. I am using the pump and hydraulic cylinders on a kit car but should be the same

I found the best way to do it was with the rams compressed, this is where the maximum volume allowable will be.

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amcagreg
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posted 03-20-2005 09:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for amcagreg   Click Here to Email amcagreg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are you saying that I should put the cylinder in the compressed position then disconnect the hose from the extend side filling it so no air remains, then put cylinder in extend position and do the same? Or should I pull the rubber fill plug at the pump with the cylinder pump is in a compressed position an top it of? Then cycle the pump a few times to run the air through hoping the air will be trapped in the resrvoir? I am using the pump to operate gullwing doors and any air in the line dramatically slows the time it takes to open the doors. Just to repeat what was said the pumps say "fill with type A transmission fluid"

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posted 03-20-2005 08:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for amcagreg   Click Here to Email amcagreg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I answered my own question today. I had the pump mounted on its side. As long as it is laying flat the check valves are at the bottom of the reservoir and it is self bleeding. My gullwing doors are working great now!

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