Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Houston, TX USA
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.
1969 Camaro SS 350-383ci./365HP, T-56, 12 bolt, Power Trax Locker, 3.73 gears, 4 whl disc, Deluxe black houndstooth interior, rear window defogger, tilt steering, floor console w/gauge package, center mntd. clock, tachometer