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Filling diffs, t-case.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JeffBoyardee, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. Aug 18, 2019 at 6:52 PM
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    JeffBoyardee

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    I changed the fluid in my front diff and t-case today, and was reminded how much I hate this shitty pumps that screw onto the qt bottles. Has anyone found a reasonably high quality alternative?

    Those janky pumps can't be the only option.
     
  2. Aug 18, 2019 at 7:11 PM
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    Fury

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    The synthetic gear lube jugs I get have the cone shaped tops on them so I just squeeze into the rear and t-case. I use a plunger pump on the front that looks like a grease gun. 15 bucks and works great.
     
  3. Aug 18, 2019 at 7:18 PM
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    1.5 gallon garden sprayer. Lop off the wand. Grab a plastic valve that fits the 1/8" line. Cut the line 12" from the pump, insert the valve, snake the remainder of the line into the diff/tranny.

    Pressurize, open valve to flow the lube, close valve when full.
     
  4. Aug 18, 2019 at 7:49 PM
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    ejwan

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    Can use a drill to spin an speed sensor valve body. Its from an integra/civic that uses a cable speed odometer meter. The pump circulate ps fluid. I got mines for free and love it. I’ll take a picture later.
     
  5. Aug 18, 2019 at 7:51 PM
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    koditten

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    Why not.

    People have been using car engine oil pumps to do exactly the same thing.
     
  6. Aug 18, 2019 at 7:56 PM
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    3JOH22A

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    I had previously used a "grease-gun" type plunger pump like @Fury mentioned, but it bypassed too much internally that it couldn't draw fluid from the bottle, so I had to unscrew the cap and fill the gun each time. Switched to this type instead:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N987ZL5/
     
  7. Aug 18, 2019 at 8:00 PM
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    omegaman2

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    Amsoil offers gear oil in flexible squeeze bags
     
  8. Aug 18, 2019 at 8:01 PM
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    Garden sprayer
    Cut the spray tip off
    Less than $20 on Amazon
    Works great and easy
     
  9. Aug 18, 2019 at 10:13 PM
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    Long hose goes to tranny/diff short hose is my new fluid.

    Pressure sprayer should work too. Probably easier to get a hold of.

    BE9C58AB-7B35-44DF-AEAD-3B72F5352C50.jpg
     
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  10. Aug 19, 2019 at 12:45 AM
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    AlbertaSparky

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    Punch a hole in the bottle near the neck, insert 1/4 tubing to bottom of the bottle and run into diff. Drill a hole in the cap, use air compressor at very low pressure with blow gun to push the fluid up through the hose into the diff.
     
  11. Aug 19, 2019 at 1:36 AM
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    ImBillT

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    Stick a clear hose into the pointy nozzle on the end of the bottle.
     
  12. Aug 19, 2019 at 2:01 AM
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    JeffBoyardee

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    Wow, lots of good alternatives! The garden sprayers will flow heavy gear lube?? I would think it was too thick.
     
  13. Aug 19, 2019 at 5:47 AM
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    TheDevilYouLove

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    I could be on crack but I thought I was able to pour the fluid directly into the T-case?

    You can pour directly into the rear diff too, if you remove the spare tire. Next time I do the front, I am going to try to fill from the top with a funnel and long piece of clear hose.
     
  14. Aug 19, 2019 at 6:07 AM
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    JeffBoyardee

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    Maybe I just went straight to the pump out of habit. My first time doing it on a Tacoma.
     

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