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What's everyone using for a rear differential fluid pump?

I've got a beautiful Moser differential cover installed on my car now, and no way to get fluid into it as it sits in the garage. I'm using Red line 75W140 and their quart bottle doesn't work with the cheap parts store screw on pump. Ideally, I'd like a dedicated jug with a hand pump, such as this:



Just wondering if anyone knows of anything similar that doesn't run $100+

If all else fails, the Red line bottle is relatively wide and stumpy, so there's enough room above the fill plug to dump it in with a tiny funnel that has a flexible end.

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I changed the diff fluid on my jeep once and I just used a siphon pump. They're usually $5-10.

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I used a piece of tubing connected to the end of the bottle and squeezed.

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I used a piece of tubing connected to the end of the bottle and squeezed.
yup. get a piece of vacuum line that you don't care about ruining.


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I used a transfer pump that costed me like 15$. Works wonders for diff fluid changes.
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I just took the harmonic balancer thingy off and squeezed the bottle into the hole.



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If in a pinch, advance auto has a pump for 13 bucks that's identical. But what burrito said

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Dump the bottle in through the fill hole. Give it a couple good squeezes.
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Dump the bottle in through the fill hole. Give it a couple good squeezes.
Doesn't work like that. Stumpy bottle and tiny fill plug. Can't squeeze it in like you can with a typical gear oil bottle.





I'm going to try using the smallest funnel I have. If that fails I'll use the auto parts store bottle pump and just hold it on even though it doesn't screw onto the bottle, then return the pos, save up for a professional fill jug such as the one pictured for $100 or so. Might be able to buy one through work at a commercial discount.

Thanks for the ideas, everyone.

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Doesn't work like that. Stumpy bottle and tiny fill plug. Can't squeeze it in like you can with a typical gear oil bottle.





I'm going to try using the smallest funnel I have. If that fails I'll use the auto parts store bottle pump and just hold it on even though it doesn't screw onto the bottle, then return the pos, save up for a professional fill jug such as the one pictured for $100 or so. Might be able to buy one through work at a commercial discount.

Thanks for the ideas, everyone.
Ah! I was so confused by this because I didn't realize it was a weird bottle. My suggestion to take of the harmonic balancer and dump it in only really works for the big bottles you can squeeze.



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I just use a suction gun. They have always got the job done for me and they are cheap.
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I'm going to try using the smallest funnel I have. If that fails I'll use the auto parts store bottle pump and just hold it on even though it doesn't screw onto the bottle, then return the pos, save up for a professional fill jug such as the one pictured for $100 or so. Might be able to buy one through work at a commercial discount.
$100 !?!?? How often do you plan on changing your diff fluid?

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What about the plug on the front of the carrier? Thats how i filled mine but it was a regular gear oil bottle. Try the funnel or clear hose and funnel.
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Ah! I was so confused by this because I didn't realize it was a weird bottle. My suggestion to take of the harmonic balancer and dump it in only really works for the big bottles you can squeeze.
That thing has been gone for a while now. My drivetrain vibrations were dampened immensely with a factory aluminum 03-04 Cobra driveshaft, so off came the balancer, dog bone, mott bar, whatever the hell people call it. Useless weight.

I apologize to everyone for the late bump, but I used the $8.99 parts store pump that didn't quite fit the threads of the bottle. I just sat it on top and pumped away. Pumps slow, but I'll only be changing the rear diff fluid every 15k on the manual car, 30k on the auto car. Takes a whole 15 minutes to pump 3 quarts in.


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That thing has been gone for a while now. My drivetrain vibrations were dampened immensely with a factory aluminum 03-04 Cobra driveshaft, so off came the balancer, dog bone, mott bar, whatever the hell people call it. Useless weight.

I apologize to everyone for the late bump, but I used the $8.99 parts store pump that didn't quite fit the threads of the bottle. I just sat it on top and pumped away. Pumps slow, but I'll only be changing the rear diff fluid every 15k on the manual car, 30k on the auto car. Takes a whole 15 minutes to pump 3 quarts in.


Is that how often you're supposed to change diff fluid? Yikes, I waited waaaaaaaay too long to change mine. No wonder it was so black!



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Is that how often you're supposed to change diff fluid? Yikes, I waited waaaaaaaay too long to change mine. No wonder it was so black!
Almost every vehicle on the road today recommends 60,000 miles with a synthetic fluid unless otherwise noted e.g. towing, differential submerged in water, etc. In that case, some manufacturer recommendations drop to 18,000, 24,000, 30,000, etc.

I am actually a service advisor, but find it to be a pain in the ass to work on my vehicles in the shop. Not only do I lack the time during business hours (I personally oversee services on 120-150 or so vehicles per week) but I hate laying down boards to bring the Mustangs in without scraping the sides to the sliding grates above the pit.

---------- Post added at 06:56 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:52 PM ----------

But to follow that up, my mention of 15,000 miles is warranted. I don't bring my manual car out of the garage without beating on it, and even so, it doesn't get many miles put on it. It'll take me 2-3 years to put another 15k on it. I haven't even started it since the 18th or 19th.

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