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Do you measure gearlube and such?

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by mabrodis, Aug 2, 2005.

  1. mabrodis

    mabrodis

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    So when you change diff gearlube or t/c gearlube do you actually measure the amount, or just fill it till it comes out. I have always just filled till the oil was coming out the fill hole. However, I was just thinking tonight that that is probably not the correct way to do it. But if not, then why is the fill-hole there, and how did they determine it needs exactly 1.9 quarts for example when filling it till it comes out the fill-hole is about 2.2 quarts or so (referring to the transaxle on our Echo)...

    Just curious...
     
  2. Stone

    Stone Moderator

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    Actually, filling diffs, trannies and t-cases with gear lube until you can just feel it touch the bottom of the fill hole is the proper way of servicing those components (as far as I know). The only stipulation would be that your vehicle is on a level surface so that the level(amount) of the fluid inside the component is right.
     
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    cruiseroutfit Supporting Vendor Moderator

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    Fill it til it comes out... :D, on axles that have been rotated, park them on a ramp or slope that counteracts the rotation... or just overfill and shove the plug back in :D
     
  4. mabrodis

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    Cool, thanks guys...the Echo's enormous tranny/transaxle combo holds 1.9 quarts, or maybe 1.8, anyway, I put in 2 quarts exactly, it's close to full, but not pouring out yet...but then I remembered the front is up 3" on little ramps I made, and the fill is towards the front.

    :cheers:
     
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    nuclearlemon not an addict Moderator

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    i fill em till it spills out.

    on my soa rear, i welded the original bung and added one higher up...much higher since i run oil in the rear hubs also.