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    Fluid pump for filling the diffs

    I've always found a way to fill my diffs by using a funnel and a piece of clear plastic tubing. But that makes for a messy job, because you can never stop when the fluid reaches the fill level and starts pouring out the fill hole. I've tried one of those cheap plastic fluid pumps that screw onto the container, but it doesn't work with all of them and it broke very fast. What are other options?
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    Pops had this old pump that worked with gasoline and kersene cans. He found a smaller bottle with a similar lid and used the pump with that. Just pour the fluid in the bottle ( it was almost gallon size if I remember correclty), attach pump, and fill. I don't know if thoses pumps and cans are around anymore.
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    I've only used the screw on pump from Kragen. It has worked fine for me, just time consuming and my arm gets tired from pumping that damn thing for a half hour.

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    wow I have one of those plastic ones now for over 7 years guess I am lucky. I also have a suction pump basically it looks like a grease gun but has a flexible plastic tube on the top. stick the tube into your oil and pull the handle and it sucks stuff up into it. put it in your diff and push it out. I got mine at kragen. Hope that helps
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sierra Valley View Post
    ...my arm gets tired from pumping that damn thing for a half hour.

    uh, what are you referring to? sounds NSFW...
    don't u have a GF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis View Post
    I've always found a way to fill my diffs by using a funnel and a piece of clear plastic tubing. But that makes for a messy job, because you can never stop when the fluid reaches the fill level and starts pouring out the fill hole. I've tried one of those cheap plastic fluid pumps that screw onto the container, but it doesn't work with all of them and it broke very fast. What are other options?
    try pre-measuring the fluid to be added into a supply bottle. so if you know u need 2 qts, add just that, less a bit to the supply bottle, then u know u'll not go over the top. (=mess) then gently add the final stuff slowly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RARECJ8 View Post
    uh, what are you referring to? sounds NSFW...
    don't u have a GF?

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    Ya her name is Mary

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    Yeah the pumps don't work and funnels are a joke. I just use the liter bottles. I buy/have several of them on hand for refills. Heres how I do it. Hope this makes sense....I cut the supplied tapered fill spout and attach about a foot or two of clear hose to the spout and fill the diffs/tranny by squeez'n. Its very quick but you have to stop and refill (only once or twice) or wait for the suction to refill the bottle with air. Its much easier than looking like a mad perv pumping for the prize.

    Went to get a pic but didn't want to take an airborn garbage can to the head..F'n wind is kicking tonight. Like stated I have my fluid premeasured and use my squeeze bottle to fill the diffs, you just have to make sure you have enough tube to invert the bottle during squeeze and fill. Heres another tip...cut sections of the clear tube to sample the diffs/tranny/etc. after trips. I just open the fill plug, insert clear tube to the bottom then seal tube with my finger. Pull tube, look at fluid in tube, decide if fluid is contaminated and needs changed.
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    Go to Jiffy lube. Get cup of coffee. Pay nice lady. Leave with a properly maintained vehicle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigNorm View Post
    Go to Jiffy lube. Get cup of coffee. Pay nice lady. Leave with a properly maintained vehicle.
    Jiffy Lube? I wouldn't let those numbnuts looks at my vehicle let alone touch it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 72 Virginians View Post
    Jiffy Lube? I wouldn't let those numbnuts looks at my vehicle let alone touch it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cutthroat View Post
    Yeah the pumps don't work and funnels are a joke. I just use the liter bottles. I buy/have several of them on hand for refills. Heres how I do it. Hope this makes sense....I cut the supplied tapered fill spout and attach about a foot or two of clear hose to the spout and fill the diffs/tranny by squeez'n. Its very quick but you have to stop and refill (only once or twice) or wait for the suction to refill the bottle with air. Its much easier than looking like a mad perv pumping for the prize.
    I use the same method as cutthroat, only I bought the clear tube with the shut off valve that screws onto the small bottles of gear oil.

    You may not be able to find the steal buckets with the pump anymore but you can find the pumps at Harbor Freight that fit onto the plastic 5 gallon buckets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 72 Virginians View Post
    Jiffy Lube? I wouldn't let those numbnuts looks at my vehicle let alone touch it!
    I was making a joke off of the woman vs man changing the oil joke.

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    I use a marine gear case filler. Its just like a garden sprayer. You pump it up to pressurize and it has a valve on the hose to open the flow. Works great no mess. You could easily convert a garden sprayer. rd

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigNorm View Post
    I was making a joke off of the woman vs man changing the oil joke.
    I'll stand by my Jiffy Lube quote.

    Although I don't mind selling an engine when they screw up.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrub View Post
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    Good God. You guys are way too literal.

    How about this:

    Go to automotive specialist of your choosing. Get cup of coffee. Pay the cashier. Leave with a properly maintained vehicle.

    Like you guys have never farmed anything out before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigNorm View Post
    Good God. You guys are way too literal.
    x2
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    I have been using the screw on pump, for the one gallon bottles for years. You get a little arm sore though.

    Make sure to warm up the gear oil first !
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    Quote Originally Posted by renojeepster View Post
    Make sure to warm up the gear oil first !
    x2. that's the most important part. let it sit inside your house for a few hours so it can come up to room temperature. my np205 takes 80W90 and that stuff is like molasses when it's cold.

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    have u seen the new 3:1 for the NP 205? lots of new opportunities!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RARECJ8 View Post
    have u seen the new 3:1 for the NP 205? lots of new opportunities!

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    You ahve to buy the case and everything from lomax though. I would just go with Stak 2 speed IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RARECJ8 View Post
    have u seen the new 3:1 for the NP 205? lots of new opportunities!

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    that's been out for a while but yea like smash said you have to get the case too. looks like i'm stickin to 1.98:1 for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutthroat View Post
    Yeah the pumps don't work and funnels are a joke. I just use the liter bottles. I buy/have several of them on hand for refills. Heres how I do it. Hope this makes sense....I cut the supplied tapered fill spout and attach about a foot or two of clear hose to the spout and fill the diffs/tranny by squeez'n. Its very quick but you have to stop and refill (only once or twice) or wait for the suction to refill the bottle with air. Its much easier than looking like a mad perv pumping for the prize.
    Thats the same thing I do when i'm to lazy to go get the quater drum with the air pump filler on it. Although you guys did give me a great new idea, what about taking one of those metal radiator over flow bottles from summit racing, then putting an air fitting on the end that doesn't have the hose that goes to the bottom and just run the other hose into the diff supply air and ur done? right it should work
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