Puch za50 Tran fluid fill

I will be replacing the shift dampeners / pucks on my 1979 Puch za50.

The ear of the top plastic fill plug cracked and crumbled. Since I will have the side cover off, I could push the top plastic fill polish pieces into the transmission.

Then either order a replacement plug or put anything in there to cap off the opening

I could I just not touch that top fill plug, and use the side “ over flow “ screw plug as the open ring to add trans fluid? Fill that side screw plug until the fluid leaks out, which would indicate full fluid capacity ?

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Re: Puch za50 Tran fluid fill

Overpriced Parts /

It’s a separate area, the plug will not go through into the tranny hole it’s too small,

Use a self tapping screw into the degraded plug after you drill a pilot hole, pull/‘remove the plug best you can, Do not use junk type F fluid that was obsolete 30 years ago, you need to use synthetic auto motor oil 0W 20 5w20-30W and overfill it maybe an ounce after starts coming out of the hole.

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Why do you want to mess around ? This is your fun you're talking about .

I wouldn't do anything until you clean that thing up . A grain or two of that grit gets inside and it could easily take out any bearings+ .

Once clean , I'd pull that cover and replace the junk plug with what's suppose to be there .

Re: Puch za50 Tran fluid fill

I figured that top plug is there for a reason, but though since the fluid, when adding will come out of that side cover screw, just not do anything with the top plastic screw and add fluid using the side screw opening.

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What makes you think that that plug isn't degrading where you can't see it ?

What's so hard about just doing something right ?

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It was a question, since the fluid that you add into the top of the case comes out that side cover screw, it just seemed that you could add fluid into that side case screw.

I will get the old fill plug out and replace it.

Re: Puch za50 Tran fluid fill

> Scott Bard Wrote:

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> It was a question, since the fluid that you add into the top of the case

> comes out that side cover screw, it just seemed that you could add fluid

> into that side case screw.

>

> I will get the old fill plug out and replace it.

Yes , you could use the side screw . It would take a while and be somewhat inconvenient .

I do stuff like that only when I don't have another choice or if it's only a one time , temporary type thing . Doing it right the first time always saves effort , time and money .

Re: Puch za50 Tran fluid fill

> P D Wrote:

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> > Scott Bard Wrote:

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> > -------------------------------------------------------

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> > It was a question, since the fluid that you add into the top of the

> case

>

> > comes out that side cover screw, it just seemed that you could add

> fluid

>

> > into that side case screw.

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> >

>

> > I will get the old fill plug out and replace it.

>

> Yes , you could use the side screw . It would take a while and be

> somewhat inconvenient .

>

> I do stuff like that only when I don't have another choice or if it's

> only a one time , temporary type thing . Doing it right the first time

> always saves effort , time and money .

Agreed , do it right the first time.

Thank you for the replies

Re: Puch za50 Tran fluid fill

> Overpriced Parts Wrote:

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> It’s a separate area, the plug will not go through into the tranny hole

> it’s too small,

>

> Use a self tapping screw into the degraded plug after you drill a pilot

> hole, pull/‘remove the plug best you can, Do not use junk type F fluid

> that was obsolete 30 years ago, you need to use synthetic auto motor oil

> 0W 20 5w20-30W and overfill it maybe an ounce after starts coming out of

> the hole.

Facepalm, I just got a Maxi that has a grinding metal on metal sound, and i believe its the crank shaft bearing that is shot. So I drained out the oil to see what the oil looks like, seriously, only 3 tablespoons of oil drained out, and I filled it back up with Type F trans fluid like the Puch manual said to. So synthetic 5w20 or 5w30 is the way to go? Damn, Im always late to the party on shit like this. Will drain all 3 puchs right away and refill with synthetic, thanks overpriced

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