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Old 11-06-2000, 08:01 PM
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I tried my Topsider for the first time yesterday. I believe I followed all the instructions. I couldn't get more than a cup out of 40 pumps. The stub on the can that the hose attaches to is loose such that I can hear air leaking unless I bear down on it. It also helped when I smeared grease around where the stub fits its flange. I presume this looseness is why it won't draw oil long enough to drain the sump in one go.

Could someone please confirm that the fitting isn't right or suggest what I might be doing wrong?

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Old 11-07-2000, 01:17 AM
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If you hear air leaking, sounds like thats the culprit..... did you check the diy section for the tips on using the topsider?

Also, ya might want to use a hose clamp or something to help seal that leak down.

Other than that I have no idea.

I have never used a topsider. if I had one, I'd use it, but I personally like gettin a little greasy when working on my car.

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