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Old 05-07-2017, 08:15 AM   #1
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How many miles would you drive your A to get the gear oil warmed up to drain it out & replace with fresh oil?
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Old 05-07-2017, 08:28 AM   #2
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When I was playing with the temperature gun it was almost 40 miles before the temperature stabilized on a 60 degree day
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You gotta' OLD electric hot plate? That'll WORK.
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Ford said to drain the gear case, add kerosene and run it a few minutes and drain that, then add new oil.
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Ford said to drain the gear case, add kerosene and run it a few minutes and drain that, then add new oil.
A '26 Studebaker manual said, "Remove the shift tower & wash it out with GASOLINE"
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For all my years owning Model A's, I just do one thing when draining fluids. Put pan under drain plug, open plug, and let drain for at least 24 hours. That's 60 years worth of service advice. U joint is another question.
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Or just wait until summer when it's over 100 degrees in the San Joaquin Valley. That should do the trick. We'll get that here in the I. E. in a coule of months too.

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Put pan under drain plug, open plug, and let drain for at least 24 hours.
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I had to drain the gear case/differential on my 8N. Man that black goo was Thick! I found I could make it run faster by heating the bottom with a Propane torch. I wouldn't hesitate to warm it up somewhat that way.
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Thanks for all the input.
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Old 05-07-2017, 07:02 PM   #11
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The reason for flushing with Kerosene or whatever else is to wash out any metal fragments. I collect them with a magnet on the drain plug. I just let it drain over night, clean the magnet and refill.
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Or just wait until summer when it's over 100 degrees in the San Joaquin Valley. That should do the trick. We'll get that here in the I. E. in a coule of months too.

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Once I did a 39 mile trip doing errands, on a 113 Degree day, in my ALL BLACK Coupe The only overheating was ME!!!
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if you want tp flush rear end or tranny use diesel fuel, around 2.50 a gallon, kerosene around 10 dollars a gallon
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