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Old 23-07-2007, 08:25   #1
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changing the oil in a lofrans windlass

Can't get it out through the top oil plug with even the smallest tube for my oil buddy and I think my only option is to remove the oil inspection window. Anyone done this? With a pair of pliers does it just pop off?

The manual states to "replace all outer seals" and fill the gearbox. Any idea as to where to get replacement seals?

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"even the smallest tube for my oil buddy"
How about something smaller?

A 30ml syringe, sold as an "irrigation syringe" (no needle involved) at most phramacy or surgical supplies, pressed into a length of thin plastic "aquarium tubing" etc. ought to get into even a 1/4" hole.
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The window is a press fit into the housing, sealed with an "O" ring. They can be difficult to remove as they often have a salt build up on the outer portion. "If" you damage it during removal, they are made by "elesa"(google) if you cant source one through Lofrans or the price is excessive.
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