Transaxle fluid change
Posted October 18, 2011 - 10:56 AM
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Posted October 20, 2011 - 05:47 PM
Is there a secret to getting the fluid back into that little shaft in the back? I haven't found a funnel small enough to fit into the opening.
For those small, weird fill spots, my Dad & I devised a great method. Take the next empty qt oil bottle and get some flexible tubing about 1/4". Drill a hole in the lid smaller than the tubing so you really have to work to get it in. Work it in about 1/4", then heat the piece sticking thru enough to make it malleable and flare it so it can't go back out thru the lid.
EP gear lube will make a man outta you squeezing it thru a 1/4" tube in winter, but it sure kicks the heck outta not being able to do it at all. If you are doing thick oils, it's better to "burp" the bottle by turning it upright and loosening the lid, lighter stuff is just faster to suck the oil back up thru the tube and then suck air.
We have 3 of them, one 1/4", one 5/16", and one 3/8". I work at an appliance store, so plastic water lines from old fridges get new life in this manner.
- Alc said thank you
Posted October 20, 2011 - 06:41 PM
Posted October 21, 2011 - 10:14 AM
Do you remember the size of the tubing? I think that's the answer.
I think it was 3/8 with a 1/16 wall for a total size of 1/2". You might be able to go down to 1/4 and that would allow more vent space but less fluid flow. The good thing is that once this is done you don't have to worry about it for a long time.
Edited by JDBrian, October 21, 2011 - 01:25 PM.
Posted October 21, 2011 - 12:24 PM
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