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Transfer assembly fluid change

What have you guys found that works well to get the hypoid gear oil into the transfer assembly during a change?

I normally just squish the bottle as best I can and can fill it ok, but I need to start with a full quart bottle to do so. I find much past 1/2 quart is hard to get out of the bottle in that position.

So I just make sure I always have a full bottle before I begin and pour the remainder of one change into the bottle of another so as to have another full bottle for my next change.. ie, 3 changes out of 2 bottles, which leaves me with 1/2 quart I can't use until I get another bottle.

Now this is cheap fluid, so no big deal, but it would be nice to be able to drain the bottle and get two changes out of one quart container, if possible.

So what do you guys use for this? Turkey baster?

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Re: Transfer assembly fluid change

I squeeze the bottle too, I use 2 bottles once and put the reminder in one bottle for the 3rd use. I guess that we will always need a 1/2 bottle left over to do this with.

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I found something similar to this one at pepboys... It is specifically designed for that type of bottle and fluid.

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Speed I just changed mine about two weeks ago, I used a oil squirt can, you need to fill it up a coupe of times but I found that it works great.
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I like that pump from pep boys. I use this type at work.

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I used a 60cc syringe. My recommendation is to find something bigger -- it took a lot of back & forths.

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I found something similar to this one at pepboys... It is specifically designed for that type of bottle and fluid.
That looks like the gallon pump I use for VTM-4 fluid.

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I found something similar to this one at pepboys... It is specifically designed for that type of bottle and fluid.
That's what I use. Got mine at Advance Auto Parts.



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That looks like the gallon pump I use for VTM-4 fluid.
It's a smaller version that only pumps one ounce at a time.
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