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    I am new to a Berkeley Jet. Basically the Plugs on the bowl need to be removed and gear oil need to be pumped in until it goes out the other plug? How much does it hold? And of course the Zerk on top of the pump by the spec plate needs to be greased.....is that it or am I wrong......

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    That just about does it. I can't remember off hand how much oil but I don't think it takes a full qt or 90 wt.
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    Not exactly sure how much oil it actually holds, but yeah... put it in one side till it comes out the other... You pretty much covered it. Far as the grease fitting goes, I usually give mine a couple pumps of the grease gun before a trip to the water.
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    fill from the lowest plug and let air escape out the higher plug. i forget how much they hold, been awhile since i've had a lubed bowl, i've just always filled till it puked out.

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    pull a vacuum leakdown test or leave the plugs out for a hr or two and verify that the lube level stays the same to see if the bowl seal is still good. if the seal is shot the lube can leak into the lower portion of the bowl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IMPATIENT 1 View Post
    fill from the lowest plug and let air escape out the higher plug. i forget how much they hold, been awhile since i've had a lubed bowl, i've just always filled till it puked out.
    Are the plugs at different heights? I never paid that much attention. I fill mine from the right side hole, cuz the steering cable kind of gets in the way of the bottle on the other side...

    Fill & puke.... Like a long night at the bar....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devilman View Post
    Are the plugs at different heights? I never paid that much attention. I fill mine from the right side hole, cuz the steering cable kind of gets in the way of the bottle on the other side...

    Fill & puke.... Like a long night at the bar....
    not by much, but there's alil difference, more in other boats cause how the intake sets.

    fill and puke is what happens everytime i decide i wanna get drunk, there's no "feeling good and stopping" for this guy

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    possibly making reference to the bowls if they were used with the old jetovators they were phased 90 degrees of rotation so the plugs were more like 7 -11 oclock insteadof 10 and 2 normal. imo.
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    For the thrust bearing grease you'll wanna run an "extreme pressure" grease. Sta-Lube is one brand of it. But the grease is red in color.



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    Quote Originally Posted by johnray069 View Post
    possibly making reference to the bowls if they were used with the old jetovators they were phased 90 degrees of rotation so the plugs were more like 7 -11 oclock insteadof 10 and 2 normal. imo.
    yall might be right, i just thought i remembered them being a 1/4 in higher from 1 side to the other, i'll look at my boat tonite, its gotta berk split bowl on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMPATIENT 1 View Post
    not by much, but there's alil difference, more in other boats cause how the intake sets.

    fill and puke is what happens everytime i decide i wanna get drunk, there's no "feeling good and stopping" for this guy
    Give me a good reason to pull the cover off & check it out over a beer or 7.

    Haha, I hear ya, kinda like what was it somebody said teh other day? "Balls out or get out"....


    Good call by JohnRay too, didn't think about the bowl bein clocked for a Jet-O-Vator. Marty's was like that on his daycruiser...
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    i got the exact same pump. the ports are level towards each other. Just pump it in on one side till it flows out the other.
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    Default Berkeley Greasing issues...

    I guess my seal might be leaking. I have a residue of oil in the pump...Or is that normal...

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    Note-90w for the gear oil??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devilman View Post
    Are the plugs at different heights? I never paid that much attention. I fill mine from the right side hole, cuz the steering cable kind of gets in the way of the bottle on the other side...

    Fill & puke.... Like a long night at the bar....
    Mine were level in my F pump, and 90 wt is fine, I used to run 85w-140 simply because it is what I had here for stick shifts and differentials already.
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