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Gearbox oil change

Postby tony » Wed Aug 30, 2006 1:18 pm

Not so much a tech question - but does anyone have a place I could do this, along with a container for the used oil - and know a place I could take it to recycle it?
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Postby rob » Wed Aug 30, 2006 1:28 pm

step 1) go to yums

step 2) eat yums

step 3) place yums container under oil drain plug

step 4) unscrew drain plug

step 5) wait for oil to drain

step 6) re-fit/tighten drain plug

step 7) boil oil

step 8) throw oil at garrett

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Postby tony » Wed Aug 30, 2006 1:31 pm

That works. Now I just need to get a new washer - this is my prissy bike, after all.
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Postby AirborneVespa » Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:07 pm

Chinese food containers (the black ones with white tops) make excellent oil recycling containers. You stack them up somewhere until you get tired of trying to find a place to recycle oil, at which point you throw them in the garbage because the shit came from dead animals anyway.

Your problem is finding something appropriate to put in that tiny little hole (This is where Rob D excels. have him drink your oil, then pee into the little hole.)

You need a bottle like this:
http://www.naturespaws.com/catalog/imag ... arWash.jpg

or even better, this:
http://dog.com/Prod_Images/P37740.jpg

Fill it with oil, squeeze it into the olio hole.
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Postby Spiny Norman » Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:24 pm

You can buy gear oil in a squeeze bottle with a little spout that fits. No muss or fuss. Two words for disposing of old oil: "neighbor's cat."

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Postby rob » Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:27 pm

Spiny Norman wrote:Two words for disposing of old oil: "neighbor's cat."

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Postby beth » Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:50 pm

you need a place to do it? your alley isn't good enough for you?

I put my old oil in a plastic baggie and then left in in my friends basement when I moved. It didn't leak for the most part... sorry Nate.


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Most auto supply places take it as well or you can do what Rob said about the whole throwing it at garrett, that would be kinda funny, in a funny run like hell after you do it kind of way.

Oh, and those hair dye bottles that they sell at the beauty supply store are great for oil filling.
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Postby tony » Wed Aug 30, 2006 4:54 pm

Cool, the place at 22nd and P will do.

AND DON'T YOU EVER SPEAK ILL ABOUT MY ALLEY!
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Postby beth » Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:42 pm

your alley is a whore...
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Postby AirborneVespa » Thu Aug 31, 2006 9:00 am

Spiny Norman wrote:You can buy gear oil in a squeeze bottle with a little spout that fits. No muss or fuss. Two words for disposing of old oil: "neighbor's cat."


I've never found gear oil with a long enough cap to where I could put it in the hole and get the bottle close enough to fill....

You're talking about the kind with the "dunce" caps, right?
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Postby rob » Thu Aug 31, 2006 9:50 am

depends what you buy.

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pop-top goodness! (and you pay for it)

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Postby AirborneVespa » Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:10 am

dc_rob wrote:depends what you buy.

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pop-top goodness! (and you pay for it)


I'll have to try it on a P200 motor. I've yet to find anything other than the bottle I posted that fits in the tiny hole. many bottles have small enough caps, but you can't get it close enough.
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Postby rob » Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:19 am

call it revolutionary, but...

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Postby AirborneVespa » Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:33 am

dc_rob wrote:call it revolutionary, but...

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Have yet to find a funnel with an opening small enough to fit on a hose small enough to fit inside the small olio opening on a P200.
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