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The Power Fill

Posted on September 14, 2015 by Marco Romani

You've been there before.  You want to change the fluid in your transmission.  You're lying on your back with a quart container of transmission fluid in one hand and a cheap hand pump that attaches to the fluid container in the other hand.  And you start pumping, it seems like about an ounce a pump goes into the tranny.   You have 2 gallons to pump into that beast.   Halfway through one of the containers the pump pops off the container neck and you get tranny fluid in the face.  It really shouldn't be this hard to do.  That's where the Motive Products Power Fill comes into play.   Fill it with the amount of fluid you need, pressurize it with the hand pump or shop air, insert the fill tube into the transmission, open up the valve and walk away.  Done.  No Mess.  No transmission fluid in your hair, or eyes. 

 

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Engine Prelube Fittings

Posted on September 08, 2015 by Marco Romani

Many of you know that the old trick of spinning the distributor drive on older Chevy motors to drive the oil pump and pre-lube an engine is no longer possible on distributor-less engines. We noticed there were some pre-lube products recommended by GM but they were over $300! So we developed some fittings that work with our Power Fill tool (part numbers 1740 and 1745). The GM fittings are part numbers 1188, 1138 and 1144. They are 1/8", 3/8" and 1/4" NPT threads. And a bushing, pn 2277, converts our 1/8" NPT fitting to a M12x1.5m fitting for use on many european cars. Here are some pictures of the new pre-lube fittings.

 

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Smart Honda Customers

Posted on August 07, 2015 by Marco Romani

Hondas can be a bit hard to bleed as the cap and reservoir design don't lend themselves to making a direct fit cap that seals properly. So the only alternative is to use the universal kit 0101 or 0119 depending on the size of the reservoir. The universal kits use a chain that runs under the master cylinder and then attaches to the adapter cap with a set of j-hooks and wingnuts. You use the chains, j-hook and wingnuts to secure the adapter cap to the reservoir. It can take while to set it all up to make sure it doesn't leak. Well one our obviously smarter than me customers pulled out some workshop clamps and cut the set up time down to nearly nothing.

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BMW expansion tank bleed screw fitting

Posted on July 04, 2013 by Marco Romani

After struggling with a coolant leak in my 540 I wondered if making a fitting that replaces the bleed screw in the expansion tank found on many BMWs would make the task of pressure testing the cooling system easier. It does! Plus you can test the radiator cap along with the rest of the system. Most cooling system testers require removal of the cap. Look for our part number 1175. 

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