Question about Sunpak Video Pro M Tripod

1 Answer

Pan control not fluid when tension increased

Hope someone can give me advice on this. I'm not sure if it's appropriate to add oil or fluid to the fluid head on this tripod, or if it is appropriate, what type I should use. If I put any tension on the pan control, the head feels like it's scraping or crunching against something when the head rotates. It's not fluid EXCEPT when the tension is all the way off. This problem doesn't exist for the tilt control--it is fluid even with the tension on. Can someone help?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 121 Answers

Sounds like you might have gotten some dirt trapped under there. You might try to loosen it and blow it clean.

Posted on Apr 17, 2007

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to replace gasket on oil pan for 1987 dodge pickup


  1. Wear eye protection. There is nearly 30 years worth of accumulated must, gunk, etc under that truck. It will fall and find its way into your eyes. Do not skip this part.
  2. Drain oil from engine
  3. Prepare to catch the oil pan when it comes free from the housing. Use a friend is the best method. If you are under it, it will fall on your face and it will hurt.
  4. Remove all traces of the old seal from the housing under the truck and from the oil pan itself. Do not save time on this step, completely remove the old seal.
  5. Install the new seal according to the instructions included with the seal or from the place you purchased the seal. Usually, I install the seal on the pan.
  6. Lift the pan into place and prepare to hold it while you thread the bolts to reattach. If you are under it and it falls or your arms give out it will fall on your face and it will hurt.
  7. Follow the instructions regarding how tight and in what order to replace the bolts.
  8. Replace engine oil. Go ahead and replace the filter and do a complete oil change.
  9. Check engine oil level add more oil if needed.
  10. Wait 10 minutes
  11. Check engine oil level add more oil if needed.
  12. If oil is at appropriate level, start the engine and let it idle until warm.
  13. Turn engine off
  14. Inspect for oil leaks.
  15. Wait 10 minutes
  16. Check engine oil level add more oil if needed.
  17. If the appropriate amount of oil is in the engine and there are no leaks, enjoy driving that truck!

Dec 16, 2015 | Dodge Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How to change transmission fluid on a sealed transmission


I would first suggest taking it to someone who works on transmissions as it requires removing the filter pan on the bottom of the transmission. If you have had the car since new and never changed the fluid or don't know the last time it was serviced the best advice I can give you is to take it to a reputable mechanic or transmission repair shop and have them service the transmission. When you only change the fluid that comes out of the pan and filter you are only changing about 30% to 40% of the fluid the rest is in the torque converter which needs to be drained as well. Then there is the problem of disposing of the fluid if you do it yourself. It can be difficult to find someone to take the oil. If you decide to do it yourself it will also require a jack to lift the car, jack stands to hold the car up. NEVER EVER work under a car held up by the jack alone. This is the biggest reason I suggest letting someone else do this for you.

Jan 29, 2011 | 1999 Oldsmobile Alero

1 Answer

How to remove transmission filter


You will need a floor jack and two jack stands. Raise the vehicle high enough to give you plenty of working room. Place the jac sstands uner the frame rails on each side of the vehicle and lower the floor jack to let the vehicle rfest on the jack stands. Place a large drain pan ujnder the transmission and rmove the front an side mounting bolts. Loosen, but do not remove the rear mounting bolts. Pry the front of the transmission pan loose and pull it down to allow the fluid to drain into the drain pan. The drain pan should be large enough to hold at least 5 quarts of fluid. Now remove the remaining bolts, and the pan and gasket.Clean all traces of gasket and sealant from the mating surface of the transmission. Drain the remaining fluid from he trans.pan and clean with solvent. Remove any gasket material or sealant from he gssket mounting surface. Remove the old filter from the transmission. If the seal didn't come out with the filter, remove it from the transmission . The new seal can be driven into place with an appropriate size socket. Make sure it goes in square.Install the new filter.Install the new gasket on the pan and install the pan on the transmission. Tighten the bolts a little at a time to make sure the pan goes on straight. Don't over tighten the bolts or it will distort the pan and cause a leak. Lower the vehicle. Add 3 1/2 quarts of transmission fluid. See the owners manual for the correct fluid. If you put the wrong fluid in, the transmission will malfunction. Start the engine with the transmission in park and fast idle it but do not rev it up. Move the gear shift lever through the gears and back to park. Check the fluid level on the dipstick. It should reach the cold mark. Check for leaks. Your ready to drive. Keep a close eye on the fluid level for the first few trips and add a little fluid as necessary.

Dec 29, 2010 | 1999 GMC Jimmy

2 Answers

How to change the filter on the automatic transmission on Honda civic 89?


In the Civic the Transmission Filter is located inside the transmission, you must remove the bottom pan of the transmission, the filter is just below the Valve body, remove all the bolts from the pan and with a large catch pan under the pan gently pry the pan down, it is very messy as there is no drain plug, install the new filter element and then clean off all the old gasket on the transmission pan and the transmission, reinstall the pan with the bolts just finger tight, then evenly tighten the pan bolts down to about 12 foot pounds, add about 1.5 quarts of the correct ATF type fluid and run the car at idle until the transmission is hot, then top off the transmission fluid level, DO NOT OVERFILL.

Nov 22, 2010 | 1989 Honda Civic

1 Answer

Won.t shift into grear, how do i replace the tansmission filter?


TO DO A TRANSMISSION FLUID CHANGE YOU NEED HAVE TRANSMISSION FLUID ON HAND YOU NEED TRANSMISSION FILTER AND GASKET.YOU NEED 3/8 WRENCH THE RATCHET TYPE WITH METRIC SOCKETS. YOU NEED JACK TO RAISE VECHICLE SUPPORT VECHICLE ON JACK STANDS.YOU NEED A DRAIN PAN. ONCE YOU GET VECHICLE OFF GROUND.PLACE DRAIN PAN UNDER TRANSMISSION OIL PAN REMOVE OIL PAN DRAIN BOLT.LET FLUID DRAIN OUT IN DRAIN PAN THEN SCREW DRAIN PLUG BACK IN PLACE DONT OVER TIGHTEN.REMOVE OIL PAN AND GASKET. BESURE TO HAVE PAPER TOWEL ON HAND.MAKE SURE TRANSMISSION OIL PAN GASKET SURFACE CLEAN BEFORE INSTALLING NEW PAN GASKET. ONCE TRANSMISSION OIL PAN REMOVED. REMOVE THE OLD TRANSMISSION FILTER INSTALL THE NEW FILTER.THEN WITH NEW GASKET ON OIL PAN IN PLACE.OIL PAN NEED TO BE CLEAN SO THE GASKET ADHESIVE WILL HOLD PAN GASKET IN PLACE WHILE INSTALLING PAN AND GASKET TO TRANSMISSION.INSTALL OIL PAN BOLTS INSTALL THEM CRISS CROSS TORQUE PAN BOLTS TO 7 TO 10 FT LBS. LOOK IN OWNERS MANUAL FOR TRANSMISSION FLUID CAPACITY.BUY 10 QUARTS .TO BE ON SAFE SIDE SO YOU WILL HAVE ENOUGH FLUID ON HAND. IF YOU DONT HAVE NO TRANSMISSION FLUID CAPACITY. ADD 7.5 QUARTS FLUID.WAIT FOR 2 MINUTES.CHECK TRANSMISSION FLUID LEVEL ON DIP STICK. SHOULD BE ON THE FULL MARK.CRANK VECHICLE UP.LET IDLE FEW MINUTES CHECK TRANSMISSION DIP FLUID LEVEL IF DROPPED ADD LITTLE MORE.WHILE ENGINE IDLING GETTING WARM UP. KEEP EYE ON FLUID LEVEL.WHEN FLUID LEVEL STOP DROPPING. APPLY BRAKES HOLD FOOT ON BRAKES SHIFT THROUGH ALL GEARS TWO TIMES. THEN CHECK FLUID LEVEL SHOULD BE ON FULL MARK.CHECK FOR LEAKS WHILE ENGINE RUNNING.

Nov 19, 2010 | 1996 Ford F250 Crew Cab

1 Answer

I want to add transmission oil to my van but i cannot find transmission nut please help


There is not a nut on the transmission oil pan like what you find on an oil pan. You can either take your Van to a auto service department and get a super transmission flush (about $60-$80) which I do not recommend, as they do not change out the filter or gasket. OR:
Remove the 10-mm bolts on the pan, and change the fluid, filter and gasket yourself. Be careful as that pan is filled with fluid and will drop and splash quickly. I use a large drip pan to catch all the fluid. Add fluid slowly using a funnel, poured into the tube where the dip stick is in. When it is surely on the dip stick, I start the engine and let is circulate a few minutes. Then check the level and add more. When the engine is at normal operating temperature, I aim for near that top notch on the dip stick. Do NOT Overfill!
41TE (4-speed) has 9.1 quarts. 31TH (3-speed) has 8.5 quarts.
HINTS:
Make sure you clean both the pan, and pan-to-gasket area.(I use acetone) as well as the gasket-to-transmission area before installing the new gasket.
Tighten the pan bolts to 15 ft-lbs.
Filter to valve body srews (if equipped) 45 in-lbs.
Good Luck and let me know if this helped!

Nov 22, 2009 | 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan

1 Answer

I am about to change tranny filter and gasket on 2000 buik lesabre is there any special precautions I need to take


Not other then having a oil pan large enough to hold the transmission oil that's going to drain from the transmission.

Drain the Transmission Fluid and Replace the Filter
Raise, support and level the buick on jack stands or ramps. Place a drain pan that can hold at least 4 quarts of fluid beneath the transmission.
Employ a socket wrench to remove the retaining bolts on the fluid pan, except for the two on either end. Loosen the two bolts on the lower end of the pan. Gently pull down on the edge of the pan so that it separates from the transmission case. Let the fluid drain. You may need to tap the pan with a rubber hammer to separate the pan from the case.
Remove the last four bolts and the pan when the fluid finishes draining. Loosen the bolts a little at a time, allowing the remaining fluid to drain. Clean the pan and the magnet inside.
Scrape the old sealant from the pan flange with an appropriate scraping tool. Do the same on the mating surface of the transmission case.
Remove the filter, Look for the filter and the O ring between the filter and valve body and remove it.
Install the new transmission fluid filter and gasket. Place the new gasket on the mounting flange of the fluid pan. Replace the fluid pan on the transmission and tighten the bolts to 165 inch pounds with a torque wrench. Return the Buick to the ground.
Replace the New Transmission Fluid
Pour 4 quarts of ATF fluid into the filler tube using a funnel. Start the engine and let it idle for a minute or two. Apply the parking brake and the service brake. Move the gear selector through the gears and stop at "Park" or "Neutral.
Add enough fluid to bring the level to 1/8 inch below the "Add" indicator, if needed. Let the van run for another 10 to 20 minutes to allow the engine and transmission to reach a normal operating temperature
Check the fluid level again to ensure it reached the "Hot" indicator on the dipstick. Add more fluid if needed and replace the dipstick in the filler tube. Turn off the engine.
Good luck and hope this helps.

Nov 17, 2009 | 2000 Buick LeSabre

2 Answers

How to change trany oil


u have to drop the pan and chane filter

Nov 05, 2009 | 2003 Ford F150 Regular Cab

2 Answers

How do i change the transmission fluid for a 1999 ford 250 econoline


First remove the transmission oil pan remove the bolts that hold it on, next remove the filter and remove the gasket. Use 3M weather stripping glue to glue new gasket to the pan, (N0t the Transmission) remove the screw holding the filter on and remove it, if it’s plugged you will get fluid on you so have a piece of cardboard under you to catch as much as you can. Replace filter be sure to install new o ring and put a slight amount of fluid on the o ring to get it to slide back in place and seal replace bolt holding the screen back on. Reinstall pan bolts tightening from left to right just get the bolts snug then tork them from left to right and front to rear working from the center going out to the ends. Once it's tight add 5 quarts of transmission fluid to the filler tube, now disconnect the transmission cooler line from the radiator and put a big pan under the connections, start the car and et it run for a couple of minutes shut off and check oil level add more fluid and do the same, if the fluid won't come out wile running put brake on and put in gear, it will pump out a quart every thirty seconds so run for anther minute and a half, once the fluid is read and the transmission is low enough to add more then retook line to radiator, add one quart of Lucas trans mission oil conditioner then top off with fluid to the full make with car running and level in park. Top off to full make. You should notice a big difference if smooth shifting and better performance and fuel mileage. Use Dexron III transmission fluid. Please rate, as this is all I ask for free information. Buying a book would cost you $24.00 so when you rate that’s your thanks to me for my time. If you need more assistance post here and I will help you more if I can.

Aug 08, 2009 | 1999 Ford Econoline

1 Answer

Tranmission had motor oil put in it by mystake dove it for one week befor i realised how to repair it the bands have just started sliping


That's not good.
The best advice I can give you is drain the transmission fluid and remove the tranny filter(requires removal of transmission pan), flush several quarts of tranny fluid through with the pan removed to grab any residual oil,replace tranny filter with a new one, reinstall pan, re-fill tranny pan with proper oil and add a whole bottle of "Lucas Transmission Stabilizer". The stabilzer works wonders with the slipping, although if you keep driving it the way it is now you will at worst "grenade" your tranny, if you take the steps above you could still get a lot of life out of it provided no serious damage has already been done. Seek a mechanic if you are not familar with the disassembly mentioned above.

Good Luck
Hope this helps

Jun 27, 2008 | Car Audio & Video

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sunpak Video Pro M Tripod Logo

Related Topics:

160 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sunpak Photography Experts

Andrew Taylor
Andrew Taylor

Level 3 Expert

21573 Answers

richie46

Level 3 Expert

12962 Answers

Jay Plesset

Level 3 Expert

2910 Answers

Are you a Sunpak Photography Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...