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Old August 25th, 2008, 12:08 PM
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Changing my r-380 fluid

Is it easier to take the tunnel off to change the fluid or get some kind of pump to pump it up into the hole which is in a suck ass spot as usual.

Just changing all my Lube before MAR.
When I drained my t-case which had royal purple in it, it still looked new and there was basically no shavings on the magnetic plug... bravo...
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Old August 25th, 2008, 12:34 PM
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I used a hand pump purchased from Autozone to fill the diffs/t-case/transmission. It's well worth it...
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Old August 25th, 2008, 12:52 PM
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I have one of the "big syringe" type you get at Autozone, but I prefer the little ones that Napa and others sell that screw onto the top of the lube bottle. Its still a hand pump, but I think its a lot easier to control.
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Old August 25th, 2008, 12:57 PM
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Hand pump. While I am there I normally swap the internal torx bit for an external 1/2 head fill plug.
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Old August 25th, 2008, 04:47 PM
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Ron is that 1/2 in fill plug the same as the ones on the diff. etc.? the torx is a real pain.
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I like my t55 bit.
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Old August 25th, 2008, 05:05 PM
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t55 bit? don't know what that is. Is that the snap on or mac part or something? generally putting air in my tires is about all the mech. ability I have.
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Cool thanks. I am always amazed by what people on this site have pictures of!
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oh I thought you loved the t55 so much you snapped a picture last time you used it.

thanks for the info. will pick one up tomorrow.
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"Ron is that 1/2 in fill plug the same as the ones on the diff. etc.?"

You could use one of those (an INTERNAL half-inch square) but I prefer the external 1/2in square. I want to say they are drain plugs for the bellhousing of the transmission.
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I bought a hand pump at auto zone. It was one used for a board outdrive or outboard lower unit. I worked perfectly to pump in the new Royal Purple Fluid...


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Shoulda used the Redline....
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No one sells that around here. The purple is all over the place. I like it. I'm sure the red line is no better or worse. I like synthetic stuff. I even use there grease for bearings and so on.
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See the other thread.
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Nobody sells royal purple around here in charlotte either. which redline should I be using for an R380
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I would like to hear how you like the RP over Redline. Everyone used to swear by Redline, but it seems the tables have turned and RP is all the rage now...
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I like the RP. No problems and they make a good manual trans fluid. I think its called syncromax.
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RP does not make an MTF spec fluid. It is either full gear oil or ATF spec.

YMMV

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I had the purple, went back to the red.
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RP does not make an MTF spec fluid. It is either full gear oil or ATF spec.

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Yeah they do.. its called syncromax.
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