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Post# 1028756   4/2/2019 at 13:33 by Justanotherhigh (Cheshire)        

Just picked up this lovely looking 15690, alas being laid down in the car (admittedly for a week) it has lost some transmission oil. I need to fill it before i can play - what grade/type do I need? And how much? Is there a fill method i should know. You guys always manage to help :)

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Post# 1028849 , Reply# 1   4/3/2019 at 14:56 by Ricky5050 (Durham Britain)        
Iím no expert

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But Iíve just done some work on mine. See Hotpoint 1501 , on the gearbox on mine there is a small
Square plastic plug. Prise this open and add classic car gearbox oil in. A squeeze bottle or big syringe might make it easier. Iíve discovered a lot of other bits need grease sometime silicone grease sometimes high melting point grease

Good luck Richard


Post# 1028897 , Reply# 2   4/4/2019 at 01:54 by Justanotherhigh (Cheshire)        
Richard

Thanks richard - i have had many classic cars - what gearbox oil are we talking? Like an ep/90 hypoid type?

Post# 1028906 , Reply# 3   4/4/2019 at 05:59 by Ricky5050 (Durham Britain)        
From a man who knows !!

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Hi this was advised to me although Iíve not checked mine.

Straight sae 90 not ep due to smell.

Hope that makes sense !

What cars have you had. ? Iíve landcrab Wolseley and had Morris minors

Richard


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Post# 1028908 , Reply# 4   4/4/2019 at 06:30 by Justanotherhigh (Cheshire)        
Ace

Hadnt considered the smell! Thanks for that! Had all sorts over the years from allegros to a rover p4 to various americans!

Post# 1029055 , Reply# 5   4/5/2019 at 14:55 by Justanotherhigh (Cheshire)        
Done!

A pint and a half of silkolene 90 gear oil and freed up the clutch - put it all back together and ran a cycle without issue! Quite a tidy machine! Four more top loaders to go! Anyone know the year?

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Post# 1029087 , Reply# 6   4/6/2019 at 03:55 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Hotpoint Toploader

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Another classic saved, glad you've got it running, the Hotpoint 15690 made its debut in August 1979, your model dates from December 1980.
Where abouts are you in Cheshire ??


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Post# 1029117 , Reply# 7   4/6/2019 at 11:21 by Justanotherhigh (Cheshire)        
Chestermike

Strictly speaking not Cheshire anymore but over the border near mold.
Looks like you have a nice collection there! I'm just scratching my head over what to do with three 9600s all with broken fascias.hmmm


Post# 1029118 , Reply# 8   4/6/2019 at 11:30 by Ricky5050 (Durham Britain)        
Well if you scrap any

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Hi I have another machine that needs a new cabinet and I need the rear wheel bar for my 1501 if you do scrap any

Richard


Post# 1029120 , Reply# 9   4/6/2019 at 12:11 by Justanotherhigh (Cheshire)        
:)

I have a very very poorly 1509 that will benefit from many new parts (well everything but the controls more or less) if i have any surplus bits i will let you all know

Post# 1030654 , Reply# 10   4/23/2019 at 16:22 by triumphtoledo (Shropshire/Worcestershire)        
Also needed if breaking...

Looking for a rust free drum if you are breaking any top loaders... The one on my @509/10 is getting crispy...




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