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Re: (ET) Quieter Tranny
Drain the oil. Then block up rear wheels at least 5" off ground. Need to
get 64 ozs of oil (no less) in the tranny. To keep the mess reasonable use
appx 2' length of clear plastic tubing with a funnel and secure it behind
the seat. For best flow insert tubing just in the trans, go too far and you
hit a gear. Tape tubing end for tightest fit.
The old standby is 85-140 gear oil, fine for most parts of the country.
use straight 85 oil where it's frigid. Just for kicks I tried Mobil 1
synthetic for a year or more without problem. There have been posts about
synthetics causing leaky seals, but not in my experience. Still I switched
back to 85-140 (58ozs) and an additive Motor Silk gear oil (6ozs). Thought
the trans was noisy and like to think it slightly less noisy with the Motor
Long-term owners can comment with more authority than me about trans noise.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Banks, Michael J." <mbanks protopower com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2006 8:58 AM
Subject: Re: (ET) Quieter Tranny
> This was in reference to an E-20. I have an E-12 that has a tranny
> that isn't as quiet as I think it should be. Plus, I doubt it has ever
> been drained. Is this the same procedure for the E-12? What should
> it be refilled with?
> --David C Robie <mycroftxx1 juno com <mailto:mycroftxx1%40juno.com> >
> wrote --
> Quieter tranny - - it may have water in it. Also - to fill it, jack up
> the rear end (be careful)
> as the filler plug is to low not everything gets enough lube in there.
> When you drain it be sure it's done completely. I usually leave the
> and fill plugs out overnite and blow some comressed air into it to speed
> the drooling out before leaving it to drain. Also, if she's stored
> outdoors, make up a rubber boot of some sort to keep rain out of the
> shifter where it goes into the tranny.
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