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Old October 17th, 2009, 05:58 PM
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Pneumatic gear oil pump?

Need to change fluids in the diffs and xfer case and am dreading the prospect of using the hand pump. I've been searching for some sort of air powered pump but with little luck. the closest I can find is a drill powered multi-liquid pump designed for boats such as this:

http://www.boatersworld.com/product/..._source=google

I can only see this resulting in gear oil all over the truck, the driveway, me and none in the diffs -- any more graceful solutions out there?
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Old October 17th, 2009, 06:08 PM
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Do you have one of these <http://www.drillspot.com/products/117087/Lincoln_Industrial_G400_Bucket_Pump>? I'm an old geezer AND a wimp, but this sort of pump makes the job easy.
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Old October 17th, 2009, 06:33 PM
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by all accounts these are the way to go:

http://www.fluiddefense.com/store/Se...tegoryCode=180

been meaning to buy one but never do...



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Need to change fluids in the diffs and xfer case and am dreading the prospect of using the hand pump. I've been searching for some sort of air powered pump but with little luck. the closest I can find is a drill powered multi-liquid pump designed for boats such as this:

http://www.boatersworld.com/product/..._source=google

I can only see this resulting in gear oil all over the truck, the driveway, me and none in the diffs -- any more graceful solutions out there?
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Old October 17th, 2009, 10:14 PM
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A hand pump is not *THAT* hard.
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Old October 17th, 2009, 11:36 PM
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It takes like 5min with the cheap hand pump.
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Old October 17th, 2009, 11:43 PM
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http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=66418

works great..
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Old October 18th, 2009, 01:17 AM
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Argh, i hate this one, its exploded on me a few times. the tube sometimes pops off if you don't glue or tape it on. I'm somewhat satisfied with the sta-lube pumps
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Old October 18th, 2009, 09:07 AM
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The trouble with that sort of pump (even if you can get it to work properly, which I can't) is that when you're done using it, you have to figure out how to clean/store the oily mess. The bucket pump has a place to store the output hose, so any residual oil drips neatly back into the bucket.
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Old October 18th, 2009, 10:09 AM
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Yes I agree on the cleanup with that kind. But most auto part stores sell simple pumps that fit into a standard sized jug of gear oil and they work fine and require no cleanup.
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Yes I agree on the cleanup with that kind. But most auto part stores sell simple pumps that fit into a standard sized jug of gear oil and they work fine and require no cleanup.
WHOA! I thought we were talking about Land Rovers here. That's why I buy gear oil in buckets, not puny little jugs.
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Go to an indutrial supply store. They sell hand pumps that fit on 5 gallon drums. A few pumps to fill our little equipment. That is what we use at work. Quick and easy.

Like this, http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...70_13350_13350
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Go to an indutrial supply store. They sell hand pumps that fit on 5 gallon drums. A few pumps to fill our little equipment. That is what we use at work. Quick and easy.

Like this, http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...70_13350_13350

I rest my case.
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i hate that f***in thing...

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yeah but what about for when you are on the road? gonna carry a 5 gallon bucket everywhere?

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i hate that f***in thing...



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yeah but what about for when you are on the road? gonna carry a 5 gallon bucket everywhere?

The last time I had to add gear oil on the road was in the early 70's coming back from winter camping in Quebec. I don't remember what crude filling device I was using back then, but the oil was so cold I had time to walk to the restaurant down the street and have dinner while the transmission took a drink.
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fair enough. I always take some with me on a long road trip especially if there is off roading involved. rarely use it but it is nice to have along. 5 gallon job would work for the shop, maybe I should try that.


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The last time I had to add gear oil on the road was in the early 70's coming back from winter camping in Quebec. I don't remember what crude filling device I was using back then, but the oil was so cold I had time to walk to the restaurant down the street and have dinner while the transmission took a drink.
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The trouble with that sort of pump (even if you can get it to work properly, which I can't) is that when you're done using it, you have to figure out how to clean/store the oily mess. The bucket pump has a place to store the output hose, so any residual oil drips neatly back into the bucket.
I agree. I've used one, with success the first time out, but cleaning and storing it turns into a horrible mess. They are cheap enough to be throw aways though, and its a nice idea to have a couple around to throw in the 'travel kit'.

I like that harbor freight is nicely contradictory in its capabilities as well...

'Ideal for changing oil, siphoning gas, inflating beach balls, and more'

and then says..

'Not for use with caustic or flammable liquids.'

Hmmm, I always thought gasoline was flammable, but I guess not, huh?
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I've been using one of these for 30 years or so.
http://www.northerntool.com/images/p...s/10950_lg.gif

The few times I need to add on the road I use a quart bottle with the pointy top and a length of clear vinyl tubing.
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The few times I need to add on the road I use a quart bottle with the pointy top and a length of clear vinyl tubing.
I'm with Tom...on the road...

At home, I've got an old stainless fire extinguisher body with a long hose and a ball valve...all credit to Jim Hall for the "design"

Just a few psi in the container and I can roll around under the vehicke and fill up all the bits that need gear lube...though the weather is getting cool enough that I set it in a tub of hot water before use.
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