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The bottles they give you for gear oil obviously don't fit trying to fill up a manual transmission. The last time I did this, I used a really small oiling can that has a hand pump - but it took me probably 15 refills of the little pump before the transmission was finally full. Is there a better way of doing this?

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I fill my toploader by taking off the shifter boot and running a hose down from the inside of the car to the plug on the side of the tranny. Then I stick a funnel in the hose and poor the juice in. No mess, no fuss.

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I use the heavy duty gear oil, 90-W140? I had heard that the synthetics may cause the synchros not to stay engaged. Works great, and I love the smell of gear oil. I must have gasoline in my blood. hehehe



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I used the same pump which comes with a square (cubical) bottle. I think Pep Boys sells 'em.

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I used what I've alwayed called a rose gun. It's just a suction device that you can get at any parts place like pepboys or autozone.

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I use the same pump as Jpony645 and Dean T. The pump is
available at Kragen or Pep-boys or just about any parts store.
I do use the Mobil-1 synthetic gear oil in the track cars and
the street cars with no problem.
 
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i use the hose method also, only i run it though my engine compartment instead of inside the car. works fine for me.
 

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I use short clear hose on bottle cap and then wedge the bottle under car somewhere (can't remember, maybe between tunnel and tranny). With the clear hose to see when oil is not flowing anymore because of vacuum created inside bottle. Then just let the bottle down to have air and then wedge the bottle somewhere again. This is also great time to look at bottom of the car, which usually means that I forget to watch out tranny being overfilled, so there is always gearoil on floor:)

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