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How do I add fluid to my np208 transfer case? If it helps any, it's out of an 86 blazer, 305,700R4. I'm sure this is probably a dumb question, but I really have no clue. I'm somewhat of a Newbie to the world of offroading and offroad vehicles. Thanks for any input!
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I have found the easier is a small pump thing. It it a tub that looks the size of a grease gun but has a hose on one end and a pump handle on the other end. Put the hose into your ATF then suck it into the pump then put the hose into the t-case then pump it into the t-case. I'm sure there are other ways but that is my fav way
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to make it a little clearer for someone whop might not be familiar with it...this tool looks like a giant syringe with a flexible needle. one can also use tubing and run it through the cap of a quart of ATF.make sure there is a good seal using JBkwick..silicone or whatever and then you can squeeze the bottle and the fluid goes in. either way works well
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Well, pull the fill plug. It's the giant plug that is right next to the speedometer cable. I don't know what size it is but a crescent wrench fits it just fine. haha.

Anyway, I fill mine with an oil squirt can. After about two quarts fatigue starts to set in though (especially when it's snowing outside). I have one of those nifty pumps that you can buy for $4 at an auto parts store that fits on a quart container but I've never used it. Yeah, I'm a little weird.

I almost forgot, fill it until it's within 1/2" of the bottom of the hole. Anywhere between just barely coming back out and 1/2" below is good. I think GM recommends 1/2" below for full time systems and to the bottom of the hole for part time systems. I might have those backwards now that I think about it..
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the drain plug and the fill plug are 30mm [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] i found that if you go with whatever is the most convenient for you, it's all good. after all as long as the fluid gets in there [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] i know of at least 3 ways, best for me is a funnel with a line on it.
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lol the funel method is gay, all i do is take an old top off a gear lube bottle and spray it down with carb cleaner to get all the gear lubiness off and stick it on a dex 3 bottle trim it alittle and then stick some hose over the tip about 5-6 inches i think im useing 1\2 inch hose too, this method is far by the best method ive ever used. if you use a funnel, gotta keep filling it and if you fill it to much [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img], hope this helps [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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Thanks for all the replies. A lot of good info and ideas, I appreciate it!!
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