transmission lube measurement

Sat Jan 26, 2008 12:36 pm

Here's another way to fill the transmission with the correct amount of lube.

I'm getting the RatCub ready for a test run whenever the weather and my mood match.

I didn't add the lube when I assembled the tranny, and I didn't want to use the level plug for obvious reasons. I don't have proper liquid measuing containers so I used a coffee can. By careful measurements and calculations I determined the 3 1/2 pints would require 3 9/16 deep in the 6" diameter can. By marking that measurement on a stick I could pour exactly that amount into the can. Wasn't that easy? :D

Volume measurements on a dipstick are also useful when painting as well. The stick can have a mark for the paint and another higher mark for paint + reducer. It's handier and maybe even more accurate than a scales. :wink:

Sat Jan 26, 2008 12:54 pm

With age, there is wisdom! 8)


Sat Jan 26, 2008 1:42 pm

Thanks for the tips George. And if you can find a plastic oil bottle [remember when their were made of metal and called cans] with the
opaque insert and measurements on it keep it for similar use.

And with wisdom comes:
1). fewer mistakes
2). fewer messes to clean up
3). Patients
4). more CUB FUN
5). less wasted resources
6). and more time to enjoy the grandchildren, great grandchildren

Thanks again, George. Hope spring comes early up your way so we can
soon see the unveiling.

Sat Jan 26, 2008 4:48 pm

Another pearl of wisdom from our resident sage. Keep up the good work George.