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  1. #1
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    Default Refilling v-drive oil???

    This could very well be a nonsense question but heard from a neighbor today that when you go to refill your v-drive oil it might need to be refilled from the bottom? I wanted to check and make sure before I tore into it. Thanks

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    Default Re: Refilling v-drive oil???

    No. You refill thru the breather on top. The breather is removed with a wrench. Remove the dipstick so that it will vent when filling.

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  3. #3
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    I just used the dipstick hole.

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    Thanks I figured as much you would fill through the dipstick hole or that breather but wanted to sure I appreciate it

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    Default Re: Refilling v-drive oil???

    I use the vent because it is a larger hole. A small funnel fits nicely.

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    Default Refilling v-drive oil???

    I fill through the dipstick hole with a small funnel and a rag around the base to catch what doesn't go down
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    I just hold the bottle about 2 feet above the dipstick hole and pour it perfectly down through the hole without spilling a drop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaneboats View Post
    I just hold the bottle about 2 feet above the dipstick hole and pour it perfectly down through the hole without spilling a drop.
    hummm... that sounds like a "hold my beer and watch this" moment

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    Turkey baster works to refill as well thru dipstick hole.

  10. #10
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    Sounds like your neighbor is thinking about a Mercury Alpha leg, which is filled from the bottom.
    Kraig - 2010 Outback V

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