I am about to place an order for parts and want to know how much oil I need to get for the rearend of my 1914. It was nothing but sludge that came out so I cant really measure that.
1 to 1.5 quarts.
I believe that is 1 to 1 1/2 pints.
You mean Mac's catalogue got something wrong?
So if I ordered 1 quart I should be ok.
1 quart will do. Here are some more questions. What color was the oil that you took out and how long have you owned your T? Have you been into the rear end and replaced the thrust washers?
This is what that last question is about:
Pay attention to what Steve has posted!
Paul, the filler hole on a 14 rear axle is at the centreline. An assembly filled to that level is sure to leak. The later housing have the filler hole lowered to about the 8 o'clock position. Even with the lowered filler, you only need to fill to about a crooked little finger level in the hole. On a new re-build a little more might be use to fill any voids for the first time.
Hope this helps.
Allan from down under.
Some people, especially Macs, just don't think. That ring gear is practically at the bottom of the housing, and scoops up a lot of oil. I think a pint would be even be an overkill. Those filler plugs all the way up through '18 are too high, but thats the way they are.
One thing I have started doing is before draining a rear end is to drill and tap a hole on the passenger side of the pumpkin at it's lowest point for an 1/8 pipe plug. The oil will keep any chips from going far from the hole and will aid in later oil changes. I then do a mineral spirits flush (with the rear axle on a jack stand on one side and the front wheels chocked, run the car at idle in high)and let it drain over night, put the pipe plug in and fill with your oil. Unless it's a points car (LOL) I have been doing the drain trick on rebuilds too.
I wouldn't put more than a pint! It will likely get past the axle seals if you put more than that. They it will be on your parking brakes and inside of your rear wheels. Btdt