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What would this be for?

Post #1 by Classic3CX » Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:01 pm

Does anyone know what this is for on the back actor, or whether something is missing from it?


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Re: What would this be for?

Post #2 by essexpete » Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:04 pm

At a guess it is where you would check and fill for the gear oil in the slew rack. It may perhaps incorporate a breather?


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Re: What would this be for?

Post #3 by agrimax » Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:01 pm

Spot on pete. Drain bung underneath on the big round plate. Probably be mostly water and gunge that'll run out.Unscrew the filler/breather(which incidently should have a cap on the top of it) and refill with HP 90 gear oil.(or whatever heavy gear oil comes to hand for that matter)

Edit...Forgot to say around 4.3l to refill.
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Re: What would this be for?

Post #4 by gecko.cx » Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:51 am

Mine looked the same - if there should have been a cap to keep water out, mine was also missing it.
When I drained the slew box, I got 1.5L of nasty water and nothing else.
I couldn't get the plug out without destroying it (didn't seem a big loss!). I then fitted a poly plug which I'd drilled to take a cheap fuel filter. A short length of hose inverted at the top will hopefully keep water out for the future
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Re: What would this be for?

Post #5 by Classic3CX » Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:14 pm

Makes sense now, thanks for the replies. I shall have a look at draining it one day soon to see what comes out!

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Re: What would this be for?

Post #6 by Classic3CX » Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:16 pm

Wondering if this would be suitable for the application :)


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Re: What would this be for?

Post #7 by agrimax » Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:49 pm

That'll work fine.As long as there is something fairly viscous and lubricating in it,that's the main thing!


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