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post #1 of 15 Old 02-24-2020, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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Filling the axles.

When you guys fill the axles what do you use to do it? Looking at pumps and such but what's best?

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post #2 of 15 Old 02-24-2020, 01:23 PM
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Gear oil normally comes with a little spout on the end I just put my finger over while turning it over to pour it straight in. Helps to have it jacked up some too to get sway bar etc out of the way. You could use a gear oil pump pretty easily too but it's not necessary.
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Gear oil normally comes with a little spout on the end I just put my finger over while turning it over to pour it straight in. Helps to have it jacked up some too to get sway bar etc out of the way. You could use a gear oil pump pretty easily too but it's not necessary.
That doesnt work in the back with the fuel tank and sway bar
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I have put a couple feet of hose over the spout (heat it up so it stretches easy) then you can tip the bottle over and squeeze. Takes while though.
I bet you could install a valve stem in the bottle, drill a hole in the cap, put a hose down the cap to the bottom of the bottle, pressure with a few psi.
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That doesnt work in the back with the fuel tank and sway bar
Youre right. Just drop the sway bar! it only takes an extra 5 minutes.
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Youre right. Just drop the sway bar! it only takes an extra 5 minutes.
And how about the fuel tank skid plate blocking you from tilting the the bottle?

I suppose I should I should remove that too?
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if you jack the frame up and let the axle stay on the ground, you can get enough of an angle to fill it. also depends on how much lift you have, and if you tilt your head the right way when you do it. slightly left, at a 17 degree angle is the ticket.
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post #8 of 15 Old 02-25-2020, 06:58 PM
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I just use a small hand pump. Only takes a minute or so to pump about 1L of fluid.

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And how about the fuel tank skid plate blocking you from tilting the the bottle?



I suppose I should I should remove that too?


Are you not asking for options in this thread? If you want to save your money, just tilt the bottle and squeeze. If you want an external pump, just get one.

Honestly this is an easy nut to crack. Iíll trade you Jeep problems!
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I just use a small hand pump. Only takes a minute or so to pump about 1L of fluid.

Seconded.



Been using the bottle pumps since my first car.

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I tend to buy my gear oil by the gallon, so the pump is way easier.

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I tend to buy my gear oil by the gallon, so the pump is way easier.


Yeah thatís a good call. I tend to buy 3 or 4 of the royal purple bottles and pour them in from the nozzle, what I canít get out and in I just end up consolidating into one bottle at the end.
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I've always used a qt bottle that I squeeze and refill with a gallon size container since it's cheaper. All those pumps I've tried ended up in the trash in the first 5 mins. Usually get M1 brand for oil.

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When you guys fill the axles what do you use to do it? Looking at pumps and such but what's best?

I use this for the gallon jug of Redline: https://www.amazon.com/Slippery-Pete.../dp/B07DTS8N7P

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I use a small section of hose 3-4” long that fits right into a funnel. Then I cut the funnel down so I doesn’t hold much but gives me the ability to pour it in.

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