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Old 18 December 2014, 17:30   #11
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Found some on Fleabay.
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Old 18 December 2014, 17:56   #12
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I just use a standard oil can & a small plug to block the filling hole when I need to refill the oil can.
This type: Oil Can 500cc
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Where can one buy these fillers/pump?
I got mine with the correctly threaded nipple fitting from a general marine store or perhaps the dealer(?). They are not expensive, perhaps $10-12 here. Its just a soap dispenser pump with a hose and nipple on the end.

Pumping in from the bottom allows the air to escape out the top. Then plug the top hole and the viscosity of the oil holds it up inside until you get the lower plug in place. I probably lose <10mL through drips during the whole process.
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Old 18 December 2014, 19:52   #14
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Hi all

Try an old stile tomatoe sauce bottle squeeze type with pointy nozzle.
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Old 19 December 2014, 03:28   #15
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gear oil

i do mine when i change the water pump impeller on its side on the bench with a funnel.
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If filling on it's side would you be over filling or do you allow the excess to drain away when upright.
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yes replace the bottom fill plug stand up and let it drain to correct level, you will have an idea of the quantity of oil when you drain the old off to avoid too much waste
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Do what I did. Cut an old lemonade bottle bottom off, attach a tube to the neck connecting that to the oil fill hole at the bottom of the gearbox. Attach the lemonade bottle to the leg using cable ties, make sure the fill level hole at the top of the gearbox is somewhere level with bottle and just pore the oil in till it comes out the hole. Plug back in top, tube out of bottom and plug in bottom, job done and not a pump in sight!
And not a piece of sticky-backed plastic in sight! Are you sure an old washing up liquid bottle couldn't have been used? You must have used something sharp to cut of the bottom of the lemonade bottle - I hope you put some Plasticine behind it.

(I'm just off to find some flameproof tinsel and four wire coat-hangers)
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