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Cleaning the TC - options?

Postby inairam » Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:42 am

There is a lot of discussion about cleaning the trans with kerosene or using an additive like seafoam in the oil and fuel.

Is there a way to clean the inside of TC without doing an overhaul?
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Re: Cleaning the TC - options?

Postby Don McCombs » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:28 am

Since it is essentially a closed system, it probably doesn't get very dirty. But, short of a total dismantling of the system, the only way that I'm aware of is to drain, flush and refill with hydraulic fluid several times. I wouldn't use any type of solvents in it.
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Re: Cleaning the TC - options?

Postby Drfting1 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:38 am

Just might want to check the filter in it, mine was mostly disintegrated and distributed throughout the tc... Had to rebuild.... Think I used carb cleaner to clean it then coated it back up with hydraulic fluid before I put it back together
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Re: Cleaning the TC - options?

Postby Glen » Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:16 pm

Hi,
Below is a page from the Cub owner's manual, below paragraph 2 there is a note, IH said use only hydraulic fluid, nowadays Hy-Tran fluid.

http://farmallcub.com/rudi_cub/www.clea ... e%2064.jpg

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Re: Cleaning the TC - options?

Postby Dusty B » Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:32 am

Can the filter be removed, cleaned and/or replaced w/o removing the TC unit entirely?? Dusty B
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Re: Cleaning the TC - options?

Postby Drfting1 » Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:09 am

The screen is internal ..... #16 on diagram
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Re: Cleaning the TC - options?

Postby Dale Finch » Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:11 am

No, you have to remove the head (the part immediately in front of the instrument panel), which requires draining fluid, removing the block (and hood, hyd lines and control rod), then removing the head. At this point, you might be wise to go ahead and rebuild the block...an easy enough job, but requiring attention to detail. There is an excellent HOW TO post for this.

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1965 lo-boy with c-3 mower 12 v - Loboy
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1979 long strip 12 v stuck engine
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Re: Cleaning the TC - options?

Postby inairam » Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:12 am

I was hoping there was something to try. Somehow I have 2 TC off of cubs one I know it does not work and one that does not pass the compressed air test. I guess I have the learn how to break down and rebuild the TC
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