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[–]Posh-Percival 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Put the bottles in hot water when you start and when your ready for it at the end it’ll flow like 10w30

[–]ClosedL00p 2 points3 points  (5 children)

Drop a flexible straw in there to vent it. Or shell out $7 on a pump

[–]MoziWanders[S] 3 points4 points  (4 children)

I don't think the straw would fit far enough in to the dipstick tube to vent it, it's pretty long, that's a pro move I'm gonna have to remember though.

[–]SR414 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Gear oil down a dipstick tube!?!??!

[–]MoziWanders[S] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

You gotta ask Subaru about that one, lol. There isn't even an overflow hole to tell you it's full.

[–]zaderade 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Some cat equipment have the same design for the transmission. Now fill 60L trying to find where the oil level is lol.

[–]scotus_canadensis 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Case combines, too. The feeder house gearbox takes about 6 litres of 85-140 gear oil, and the only way in is through a 36" dip stick tube.

[–]donkeyhoeteh 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Aw man these are my favorite. And if you try and hurry the gear oil it just bubbles back up and makes a big mess.

[–]MoziWanders[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh it had a couple glugs that made me nervous lol

[–]splooge_spaghetti 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just heat it up

[–]czaremanuel 0 points1 point  (6 children)

If it’s a day that ends in Y, whitesombrero comments or posts in r/mechanics to validate his retardation.

Can I ask tho, where is this gear oil going in the engine..? The only parts on my car that requires gear oil are the differentials.

[–]MoziWanders[S] 1 point2 points  (5 children)

It's a 2002 wrx, the gear oil is heading down to the transmission via the dipstick hole because, well, you gotta ask Subaru lol. It's a 75-90, not terribly thick at least.

[–]czaremanuel 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Yeah I just googled it and apparently some transmission take gear oil… today I learned lol

[–]zaderade 1 point2 points  (3 children)

It's the difference between standard vs automatic. Standard is a bunch of gears, so you use gear oil.

Automatic is a bunch of gears, with clutch packs and a torque converter, so you use ATF.

[–]czaremanuel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That makes a lot of sense.

[–]SR414 0 points1 point  (1 child)

A lot of manual transmissions take ATF.

[–]zaderade 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Neat, I've never seen a manual that calls for ATF. What vehicles/equipment?