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Old 03-17-2014, 07:40 PM   #1
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Hyd oil sample for analysis

Have a 08 Newmar KSDP 400 w/Cummins/Spartan using an Allison 3000 w/28K miles. Want to pull a oil sample from the Allison. I assume the best method would be via the dip stick using a relatively inexpensive hand oil suction gun or hand oil suction pump. Any suggestions on type and source of gun/pump I might use? Thanks!

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Old 03-18-2014, 12:19 AM   #2
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Hopefully I can answer. However your best place for this discussion would be in the Allison Owners thread. There is a long discussion on fluid testing the Allison Transmissions with a retired Allisons fluids engineer. He is also with JG Lubricants that sells test kits and pumps. Here is a picture of the type of pump I use.
One trick is to cut the tip of the sample poly tube on the bias before inserting in the dipstick tube to draw up your sample. Good luck.
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