Draining the Water Transmission

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capon23@aol.com

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LARRY, THERE ARE 3 PLUGS ON THE TRANSMISSION... THE ONE ON THE WATER TRANS IS ON THE BACK OF THE WATERTRANS,IT ISNOT ON THE BOTTOM.. WHAT I DID WHEN I FIRST PULLED MY TRANS IS BUYTHREE GALLONS OF CHEAP GEAR LUBE AND BEING THAT THE TRANS ISNOT THAT HEAVYYOU CAN FILL IT, PLUG THE TOP FILLER HOLES WITH RAGS, PLUG THE AXLE HOLES WITH RAGSAND TURN IT EVERY WHICH WAY YOU CAN.. YOU CAN GET ALOT OF CRAP OUT THAT WAY...DRAIN AND REFILL AND DO THE SAME THING UNTIL FLUID IS CLEAR.. I FINALLY FILLED IT WITH STRAIGHT LUCAS AND IT IS SMOOTH AS SILK.. I ALSO CHANGED THE DOUBLE LIPPED SEALS AND THE IMPUT SHAFT SEAL...


IF YOU NOTICE NEEDLE BEARINGS OR CHUNKS OF METAL.... CALL THE DAVE THE WAVEMAN!!!

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Larry & Nancy Solheim

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Have pulled Amphi's drive train in preparation for installation of the new diaphram clutch, but have run intoa silly problem. Torenew the Amsoil synthetic trans lube the land tranny oil drain is pretty obvious, but how does one drain the water tranny? There doesn't seem to be any low end plug. Last time the tranny was in the car and I pumpedout the oil, but thought I could do a better job draining the fluids, since she's out of the car anyway. Thanks --Larry


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Larry & Nancy Solheim

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Has anyone used mineral spirits as a solvent to clean the crud out prior to refilling?

capon23@aol.com wrote: <blockquote class="replbq" style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid"> <font id="role_document" face="Arial" color="#000000" size="2"> LARRY, THERE ARE 3 PLUGS ON THE TRANSMISSION... THE ONE ON THE WATER TRANS IS ON THE BACK OF THE WATERTRANS,IT ISNOT ON THE BOTTOM.. WHAT I DID WHEN I FIRST PULLED MY TRANS IS BUYTHREE GALLONS OF CHEAP GEAR LUBE AND BEING THAT THE TRANS ISNOT THAT HEAVYYOU CAN FILL IT, PLUG THE TOP FILLER HOLES WITH RAGS, PLUG THE AXLE HOLES WITH RAGSAND TURN IT EVERY WHICH WAY YOU CAN.. YOU CAN GET ALOT OF CRAP OUT THAT WAY...DRAIN AND REFILL AND DO THE SAME THING UNTIL FLUID IS CLEAR.. I FINALLY FILLED IT WITH STRAIGHT LUCAS AND IT IS SMOOTH AS SILK.. I ALSO CHANGED
THE DOUBLE LIPPED SEALS AND THE IMPUT SHAFT SEAL... IF YOU NOTICE NEEDLE BEARINGS OR CHUNKS OF METAL.... CALL THE DAVE THE WAVEMAN!!! CIGARMAN</font></blockquote>



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John Friese

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Larry,

I use a large glass jar and a small vacumm pump to remove tranny
oil. This system will also pull most any junk out that might be
laying on the bottom. This pump system is a handy addition to an
Amphi owners tool kit. It can also be used to suck out engine
coolant, engine oil or even water that might get into places that are
hard to reach otherwise.

I use a 50/50 mix of Amsoil tranny oil and Lucas oil stabilizer.
I've used it for almost 4 years and it works fine. As you know, I
use my cars to climb hills and go 80 plus MPH on freeways.

John Friese
67 White
67 Red


--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, Larry & Nancy Solheim
<amphi662001@...> wrote:
>
> Have pulled Amphi's drive train in preparation for installation of
the new diaphram clutch, but have run into a silly problem.
>
> To renew the Amsoil synthetic trans lube the land tranny oil
drain is pretty obvious, but how does one drain the water tranny?
There doesn't seem to be any low end plug.
>
> Last time the tranny was in the car and I pumped out the oil, but
thought I could do a better job draining the fluids, since she's out
of the car anyway.
>
> Thanks --Larry
>
>
> ---------------------------------
>
> What are the most popular cars? Find out at Yahoo! Autos
>
 
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rlgreen_55

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Larry, I use a extractor that you connect to your air hose for both
trannys and I even connect it on the radiator petcock under the seats
when draining the cooling system. Handy inexpensive gadget to have.
Sure beats the hand pump.

The claim (not me) that it actually removes more of the gunk then
just plain draining the fluids. Don't know but it sure works good and
quick. I attached a link (hopefully) to Griots Garage that handle a
quality unit and they are out your way.

Ron Green



http://www.griotsgarage.com/catalog.jsp?
L1=L1_2000&L2=L2_2050&SKU=10186


--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, Larry & Nancy Solheim
<amphi662001@...> wrote:
>
> Have pulled Amphi's drive train in preparation for installation of
the new diaphram clutch, but have run into a silly problem.
>
> To renew the Amsoil synthetic trans lube the land tranny oil
drain is pretty obvious, but how does one drain the water tranny?
There doesn't seem to be any low end plug.
>
> Last time the tranny was in the car and I pumped out the oil, but
thought I could do a better job draining the fluids, since she's out
of the car anyway.
>
> Thanks --Larry
>
>
> ---------------------------------
>
> What are the most popular cars? Find out at Yahoo! Autos
>
 
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Larry & Nancy Solheim

Guest
Re: Re: Draining the Water Transmission

I've had a 12v electric oil pump (JC Whitney, I think) for years that I'ved usd to pump engine & xmission oils in several vechles. Handy to have. Your Griots Garage unit looks pretty nifty. --Larry

rlgreen_55 <rgreen@reynoldsconstruction.com> wrote: <blockquote class="replbq" style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid"><tt>Larry, I use a extractor that you connect to your air hose for both
trannys and I even connect it on the radiator petcock under the seats
when draining the cooling system. Handy inexpensive gadget to have.
Sure beats the hand pump.

The claim (not me) that it actually removes more of the gunk then
just plain draining the fluids. Don't know but it sure works good and
quick. I attached a link (hopefully) to Griots Garage that handle a
quality unit and they are out your way.

Ron
Green



http://www.griotsgarage.com/catalog.jsp?
L1=L1_2000&L2=L2_2050&SKU=10186


--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, Larry & Nancy Solheim
<amphi662001@...> wrote:
>
> Have pulled Amphi's drive train in preparation for installation of
the new diaphram clutch, but have run into a silly problem.
>
> To renew the Amsoil synthetic trans lube the land tranny oil
drain is pretty obvious, but how does one drain the water tranny?
There doesn't seem to be any low end plug.
>
> Last time the tranny was in the car and I pumped out the oil, but
thought I could do a better job draining the fluids, since she's out
of the car anyway.
>
> Thanks --Larry
>
>

> ---------------------------------
>
> What are the most popular cars? Find out at Yahoo! Autos
>





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