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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 01, 07:48 AM Thread Starter
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In one of my brighter moments I realized how to make the difficult task of filling rear-ends, and manual trannies, with fluid while still in the car easier. I devised a plan whereby I plunge a piece of fuel line hose through the lid of the lubricant and push it in until it almost reaches the bottom, then I drill a small hole on the neck of the bottle. I put the other end of the hose into the fill hole. I then use my air compressor with blow attachment to pressurize the bottle through the hole in the neck that I drilled. This allows the fluid to flow through the line, thereby filling nicely and neatly.. Only one catch-I forgot to check the regulator on the compressor. Note to self-platic oil quart bottles can not handle over 100 PSI of pressure without bad results. Otherwise, it was a sound plan. After the explosion the rest of them went in fine once I turned the air pressure down. Just one more lesson learned in my passionate pursuit of car knowledge.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 01, 08:35 AM
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That was great reading, I had this fantastic visual image of the whole thing! I'm still laughing a little.

It was really good of you to post this excellent idea to all of us. This site rocks.

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 01, 09:10 AM
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I think we all learned something from this. For me, it's that you shouldn't be drinking coffee at your desk while reading this post! Now I have to clean up as well.

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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 01, 11:45 AM
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Good idea too! Is using lung-power not sufficient though? You could put a second small tube into the hole in the neck and just blow into it. That way it would be controlled.
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 01, 01:18 PM
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And isn't gear oil the best smelling stuff in the whole world! I know nobody wants to be near me for over a day after getting that stuff all over me.

I can answer the blow in question. Gear oil is so thick, you would probably pass out before you finished a single quart. I know I get warn out using one of those dinky hand pumps you can buy to go with the one gallon jugs.

Thanks for the laugh.

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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 01, 02:10 PM
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We all just live and learn, dont we.In my case always always the hard way. The gift is to find the humor.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 01, 04:07 PM
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You just made my day! Great reading - great sense of humor.

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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 01, 08:30 PM
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I guess it is a bit thick for most folks. It would be like trying to drink a milkshake from Burger King. (I actually put one in the microwave to soften it up, and even when it got warm, it was still too thick to go through the straw! What the hell are those made of anyway?)
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 7th, 01, 02:39 AM
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that gear oil sure makes a mess!
when worked at a trans (trucks)shop,I had a 465 muncie on the dyno with the top off trying to find a tap.reached acrossed the dyno for my maglite and bumped the "on" switch.the dyno was set at full speed/no load
and the trans. was full of oil,must have took 3weeks for all the oil to drip off the 16 roof of the shop and the guy that worked next to the dyno decided he needed to move his work station .he also didn't talk to me for quite some time ,I also was covered in oil.
I earned the nick name "slick" as in oil slick for that one.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 7th, 01, 10:25 AM
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GO - great story and very well told. Just curious, was a wife/girlfriend around to witness your ingenuity???
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 7th, 01, 02:39 PM
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Way too funny, took a minute to catch my breath and still can't get the smile off of my face. Would have really like to been just close enough to witness the whole deal.

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