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Don B.    Posted 02-03-2017 at 07:36:41 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Another Trans/Hydraulic fluid change ?
  • I am getting ready to change the fluids on my '41 and I was doing some research on fluids and came across a site that gave tips on the changing of the fluid and it said that to properly fill the fluid is to take the bottom bolt off the inspection plate and fill the fluid until it starts to seep out where the bolt hole is then stop because that indicates that there is enough fluid, is that accurate and the way to do it?

    If not, what do you recommend, I want to be sure I get it right?

    Thanks,

    Don B.    Posted 02-04-2017 at 15:49:40 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thank you Tim & Bruce & Charles

    I'm going to tackle that when it starts to get a bit warmer, doesn't seem to be too complicated and the oil that is in there now, I have no idea when it was last changed and before I got the tractor it sat outside in the elements for a few years.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 02-04-2017 at 17:01:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • The important thing is that if the oil is contaminated now with water, and freezes, and you run the system, you risk doing irreversible damage to the pump. If the oil is a murky brown color it is contaminated. If it is normal, it should be a honey-brownish semi-clear shade. How long have you had the tractor? If a recent purchase, and can get it inside to a warmer environment, get the oil drained out and clean system good. Look for leaks from the cylinder when all is good. Maybe you can get some tips from this info in our HOW-TO's LINK...


    Tim Daley(MI)

    Don B    Posted 02-04-2017 at 18:18:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Hey Tim,

    I've had the tractor now for a couple of years, I got a look at the fluid and it was a honey brown color so guess it was ok but still want to change it due to not knowing how long its been in there
    I don't have any leaks at all which I am happy about.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 02-03-2017 at 13:26:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Ya can do it that way. I prefer to use the dipstick method and when refilling -only use 4 gallons of hydraulic oil, not 5. Fill slow; Check for leaks; Run system; Check for leaks; let settle then check level again. There's always a bit of oil in the system if not all purged by a thorough cleaning, and if you just go and dump five gallons of fresh, new oil in, chances are it will leak out, usually around the inspection covers.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Bruce (VA)    Posted 02-03-2017 at 08:43:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • " fill the fluid until it starts to seep out where the bolt hole "

    Yea, tips 3 & 4.

    Of course, if you have the correct dipstick correctly inserted, that will work also!

    CHarles(N.C.)    Posted 02-03-2017 at 08:11:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • That is the correct way it's done.There are times you might have to open the side port for a look inside and if the trans axel was filled more then guess what,,,,,.The oil only needs to be at the top of the pump and not over the pump thus the bottom bolt puts the oil to the correct fill point.

    Don B.    Posted 02-03-2017 at 08:24:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • OK, very good, thank you Charles!!!
    I appreciate the quick reply on that.

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