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Tranny oil sight gauge

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Project71-5, Jun 14, 2004.

  1. Jun 14, 2004
    Project71-5

    Project71-5 BACON

    Gypsum, CO
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    Has anyone ever made a sight gauge for their transmission? Its a real PITA to fill the transmission up through the fill plug on the side, so I usually just pull the top cover to fill it.

    So I was thinking about tapping a fill plug in the shifter cover. Remove the fill and drain plug on the side and put a black iron 90* in each with a hose barb on one end of the 90. Then connect the two with some clear tubing. Similiar to this
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    I don't see why it wouldn't work??..
     
  2. Jun 14, 2004
    michigan_pinstripes

    michigan_pinstripes I'm not lost, I'm wandering

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    I see you didn't have time to draw your idea to scale or mock up anything... :D

    I think it is a great idea and should work. It is kind of like the "water level" concept for construction.

    I'm tired of guessing myself. I didn't think of that but I was trying to figure out how to adapt a Quicksilver marine hand-pump for gear oil. Maybe incorporate into your design!

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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/e...670483&category=26455&sspagename=WDVW
     
  3. Jun 14, 2004
    Boyink

    Boyink Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Howard Eisenhauer

    Howard Eisenhauer Super Moderator Staff Member

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  5. Jun 14, 2004
    James P. Enderwies

    James P. Enderwies Sponsor

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    Jon: Looks like a little higher quality pump that I get from the local FLAPS. They cost about 4 bucks there.

    BTW, I already have a oil montering guage--The size of the puddle under the Jeep! R)
     

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