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Old 01-07-2015, 11:57 PM   #21
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Yep, that's what I used in the service station. Each time you had to turn the dial back to zero, then pump away. No guesswork as to how much was used.
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Old 01-08-2015, 04:36 AM   #22
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I have modified a hand-pump pressure kit sold for killing garden weeds.
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Old 01-09-2015, 07:05 PM   #23
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I use a transmission funnel witha flexible metal hose. I snake it up behind the body in front of the rear bumper and just pour it in. Takes a while but works good.
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Old 01-10-2015, 12:56 PM   #24
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I use the 600W that Bratton's offer. It comes in a quart plastic squeeze bottle with a tapered cap. I usually buy several quarts at a time. I cut off the end of the tapered cap so there is about a 1\4" opening. With a full bottle it is easy enough to put your finger over the end of the cap point it into the banjo with the bottle held up at an angle. By squeezing the bottle it ports oil into the banjo. I fill to spill. When it begins to run out of the fill port, stop squeezing and allow it to run off to a drip.

With several bottles on hand it is easy enough to have a full bottle ready to go when there is need.

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Like Tom and others the squeeze bottle the 600W comes in was quick and easy to put in the pumpkin for me.
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Old 01-10-2015, 03:01 PM   #25
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That's a great picture. I promise, I'm not laughing at all, really. I would never be so cruel. Excuse me now so I can wipe my eyes and catch my breath.
The good old squeeze bottle works fine for me.
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Old 05-11-2015, 10:37 AM   #26
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Now I don't feel so bad. Apparently leaking differentials are just another way the Model A marks its' territory. I thought I had the leak licked when I found loose bolts on the driver's side of the banjo and torqued them down. Alas, that only slowed the leak.
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Old 05-11-2015, 10:42 AM   #27
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Now I don't feel so bad. Apparently leaking differentials are just another way the Model A marks its' territory. I thought I had the leak licked when I found loose bolts on the driver's side of the banjo and torqued them down. Alas, that only slowed the leak.
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Old 05-11-2015, 11:14 AM   #28
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I try to keep my head above the filler hole. I use a sta-lube pump that replaces the bottle cap.
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Old 05-11-2015, 03:18 PM   #29
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Aloha,
I use a big syringe.
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Old 05-11-2015, 03:54 PM   #30
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Warm oil and a turkey baster.

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Old 05-11-2015, 08:49 PM   #31
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I use the pump that came with some other rear end lube that I got for my truck. Fits on a plastic gallon paint thinner container. The pickup tube is spring loaded so it goes most of the way to the bottom. The long filler tube reaches the rear end, transmission the works on the steering box to.
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Old 05-11-2015, 10:25 PM   #32
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Maybe this link to Harbor Freight will work.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Plews-Suc...g&gclsrc=aw.ds
Nice tool, wrong place...
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Old 05-11-2015, 11:39 PM   #33
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I use this....works like a charm
http://www.amazon.com/Lubrication-Ha.../dp/B0002SRJDQ
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Old 05-12-2015, 01:16 AM   #34
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I took a funnel and cut the bottom off so I had a hole just the right size that I could push a 90 degree elbow from one of those plastic irrigation kits over the end of it. I then sealed it with some silicone (before it got oily). I put the end of the elbow into the filler hole and prop the funnel up so it stays upright. I fill it with oil and go away to do other stuff and come back later. By then, its all drained in so I refill and do more until the diff is full. Cheap and easy and gravity has no seals to fail. (It also never lets up!!!)
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