90 wt Fluids

Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:20 am

Hey Guys new to this forum so far very pleased a lot of information on this site glad i found it Any way bought a 1951 cub has a woods mower on it ? see if i got this right as far as fluids go transmission drain out old fluid from plug under transmmion then ad 3/ 1/2 pints 90 wt 2nd ? remove pans on both sides clean them up then before restall fill with 90 wt about 1 inch from top so that would take care of the back end of fluids than to steering box drain out old fluid then refill wit 90 wt so that would do it on all 90 wt oil correct. Any other advice would be great Great site Thanks for any help

Re: 90 wt Fluids

Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:09 am

On the tansmission, after draining add 3 1/2 pints of diesel fuel or kerosene and drive the tractor for about five minutes and drain it again. Then refill with 90 weight.

On the steering, make sure you clean out the fill plug breather holes.

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Re: 90 wt Fluids

Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:51 am

Pick up or make a set of final drive pan gaskets before you start.

http://www.tmtractor.com/new/fr/125fp.htm

Re: 90 wt Fluids

Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:44 am

dcpky wrote:transmission drain out old fluid from plug under transmmion then ad 3/ 1/2 pints 90 wt

Refill to the level plug, on left side of transmission. It will take 3 1/2 pints more or less.

Re: 90 wt Fluids

Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:32 am

And when you get all of that done,grease the throwout bearing, oil the fan and generator and grease (carefully) the distributor, etc

Re: 90 wt Fluids

Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:17 pm

Congrats :applause: on acquiring your first new to you Cub :D The Lubrication group in the McCormick Farmall Cub Owner's Manual 1950 starts on Page 18

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Re: 90 wt Fluids

Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:08 pm

I prefer to use Hy Tran in all those places (except the steering gear box). Possibly a marketing scam by IH (to sell a proprietary product) but it is listed first in the lube charts after about 1960. It is a lighter oil (closer to 30 wt) but it will take up some water.

A gallon will fill the TC and the transmission. For some reason I dislike the smell of gear oil.

It is very worthwhile to have a copy of the 'Operators Manual' and the lubrication is well covered there.

Also repack the front wheel bearings... and a flush of the cooling system is good, lots of folks use water and that will cause problems if it gets cold.

Re: 90 wt Fluids

Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:42 am

Buzzard Wing wrote:I prefer to use Hy Tran in all those places (except the steering gear box). Possibly a marketing scam by IH (to sell a proprietary product) but it is listed first in the lube charts after about 1960. It is a lighter oil (closer to 30 wt) but it will take up some water.

A gallon will fill the TC and the transmission. For some reason I dislike the smell of gear oil.

It is very worthwhile to have a copy of the 'Operators Manual' and the lubrication is well covered there.

Also repack the front wheel bearings... and a flush of the cooling system is good, lots of folks use water and that will cause problems if it gets cold.

Me too. But I know the reason......it stinks! :shock: :lol: