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How much oil should there be in the Kelvin gearbox?  Oh and what’s the best method of draining and refilling? It’s not exactly obvious to me. 

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2 hours ago, routerfixer said:

How much oil should there be in the Kelvin gearbox?  Oh and what’s the best method of draining and refilling? It’s not exactly obvious to me. 

On my Kelvin there was a brass plate on the gear box that said the capacity was half a gallon.

I used a Pela oil extractor through the top of the gear box.

It is quite possible to make a dip stick holder attached into the drain hole, but I never got round to doing it.

 

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3 hours ago, routerfixer said:

Oh and what’s the best method of draining and refilling? It’s not exactly obvious to me.

 

 

Steer it along the cut! In my experience Kelvin gearboxes happily self-drain by leaking out quite fast.

 

Re-fill it by taking off that 'lozenge-shaped' cover on the top plate and pouring fresh engine oil in through the hole revealed.

  

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If it is leaking badly either the white metal bearing/oil seal in the clutch thrust box has had its days, or the shaft is misaligned.

Drain it through the little plate at the back below the shaft.

Refill as MtB suggests.

 

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The brass plate states: Renew oil in reverse gear once a month. Correct quantity 1/2 gallon. Excessive oil creates heat. 

I think it safe to assume that "once a month" refers to 24/7 use.

As stated, the easy way to remove  oil is by vacuum pump if you have one. If not, the level tubes connect into base of gearbox held on by two bolts which is cast with the following: Remove for cleaning (i.e. draining oil).

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