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post #46 of 55 Old 02-09-2013, 07:23 PM
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Thanks for the info here guys.... Did mine today, and with the right tools is a simple job (of course I didn't have the right tools to start!).

I would have to say that 0c is probably a little cold for filling gear oil quickly, but seeing as that is as warm as it is going to get here until spring, it had to be done!

The Compass did look like he was on a drip:







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That's a clever way of holding the gear oil bottle when you don't have a pump.

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What did you use for fluid( brand )

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What did you use for fluid( brand )
That's good old Canadian Tire "Motormaster" - Its Shell 80w90 non-syn. CAD6.99 for 1L. Used around 1.5L
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I just didn't recognize the bottle. Now I know why. Thanks.

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That's a clever way of holding the gear oil bottle when you don't have a pump.
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post #52 of 55 Old 06-21-2013, 12:44 PM
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Great thread, going to do this tomorrow. Has anyone tried using a transfer pump? http://www.harborfreight.com/multi-u...ump-66418.html
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Changed my PTU and rear drive unit. Each only had about 1/2 a quart in them and took about the same amount to refill. I needed a 10mm hex socket, 15/16 wrench and a 17mm socket to change both fluids. Don't forget to clean off the magnets on the lower drain plugs for both units.
Thanks for this, made the job easier. The only tool I used differently is a Torx T55 instead of the 10mm hex socket for the rear. (I wonder if a T55 is the same as a 10 mm hex socket?)

Anyway, pretty simple job. The oil came out black. I suggest changing both fluids at 30,000 miles because it is easy to do and it is a non-synthetic oil.

For the PTU I did not use a transfer pump and just snipped the bottle, capped it, put it in place, then filled it up. (See pics).

For the rear I used a transfer pump (see pic).

Thanks again everyone.

Sorry, for some reason it won't let me upload pics (they are each under 430 kb).
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Chriztofor :

In your 6-25-2013 posting, you refer to some pictures of funnels / transfer pumps that you used to do the job. What pictures are you referring to? I could not find them and am curious how you did it.

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Chriztofor :

In your 6-25-2013 posting, you refer to some pictures of funnels / transfer pumps that you used to do the job. What pictures are you referring to? I could not find them and am curious how you did it.

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Forum wouldn't let me post pics (not enough posts?). Anyway, click this link for the transfer pump pic. http://t.harborfreight.com/multi-use...obile_redirect Real easy to change RDA with this pump.

Also, as stated above, I did not use a transfer pump for the PTU. I. just snipped the bottle, capped it, put it in place, then filled it up.
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