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transmission fluid

Postby jdeere86 » Thu Dec 24, 2015 2:06 pm

is this stuff from napa okay to use in transmission case ,,rear axle housing and touch control reservoir??

what do you all use for the steering gear housing?
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Re: transmission fluid

Postby Bill Hudson » Thu Dec 24, 2015 2:14 pm

I've used NAPA hydraulic oil for the hydraulic system and 90wt for the transmission and final drives with no problems. Bottom line, the oils today are far superior to the oils used when your tractor was new.

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Re: transmission fluid

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Thu Dec 24, 2015 2:37 pm

The only problem I can see is the Hydraulic oil is thinner than the original 90 wt oil in the transmissions, so any leaks may be worse.
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Re: transmission fluid

Postby havoc1482 » Thu Dec 24, 2015 4:41 pm

Yeah, keep in mind that the transmission in these is a simple non-pressurized sliding gearbox. A thick gear oil is the best, but what you have there won't harm it.
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Re: transmission fluid

Postby jdeere86 » Thu Dec 24, 2015 5:30 pm

can I throw that in steering gear housing as well or use regular oil in there?

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Re: transmission fluid

Postby jdeere86 » Thu Dec 24, 2015 6:55 pm

found some of this laying around barn ,,,would this be good for steering gear housing?? got the drain plug free and bunch of water came shooting out for a few seconds followed by thick black oil...
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Re: transmission fluid

Postby jdeere86 » Thu Dec 24, 2015 6:58 pm

is that also what you said would be good for transmission case?? can't find bigger bottles

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Re: transmission fluid

Postby Bob McCarty » Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:27 pm

The 80-90 would be fine for the tranny. I usually buy it in 5 gallon buckets at a farm/ranch store.

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Re: transmission fluid

Postby Eugene » Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:39 pm

Bob beat me to the punch.

Look up the capacities and recommended lubricant/fluid for your tractor. You are going to need gallons instead of quarts.

I get my gear and hydraulic lub from the local farm and ranch store in 2 1/2 gallon containers. Usually get 5 gallons at a time.

My BobCat 610 skid steer takes 17 gallon of hydraulic fluid for a complete change.

While in the barn look for 2 1/2 or 5 gallon buckets and 32 gallon drums of oil.
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Re: transmission fluid

Postby Dale Finch » Thu Dec 24, 2015 8:14 pm

I use NAPA's 90wt gear oil in the 5 gal tub. I do use the IH HyTran, though, in the Touch Control, just because there are a lot of little "thingys" in the Touch Control block, that I want to give another 60 years of life. NAPA does make a comparable fluid...just check the label...it will say equivalent to HyTrqan, or something along that line.

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Re: transmission fluid

Postby jdeere86 » Fri Dec 25, 2015 10:50 am

is this what you are talking about?? think it would still be good after setting for 5 years in barn un opened I believe...
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Re: transmission fluid

Postby Bob McCarty » Fri Dec 25, 2015 11:18 am

I made a wooden cradle for the bucket to sit in horizontally. Drilled a hole in the top and put in a plastic spigot. Save those one quart bottles to refill and use to top off more conveniently.

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Re: transmission fluid

Postby Eugene » Fri Dec 25, 2015 12:11 pm

jdeere86 wrote:Think it would still be good after setting for 5 years in barn unopened.
It will be fine even if the container had been opened and then recapped.
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Re: transmission fluid

Postby jdeere86 » Fri Dec 25, 2015 1:41 pm

i like that idea bob ...I forgot I had that sitting around,,bought it for john deere as you can see it says meets GL-5 on the bucket ,,,,manual for deere says needs GL-4 ,,,does it make a difference??

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Re: transmission fluid

Postby Bill V in Md » Fri Dec 25, 2015 2:15 pm

jdeere86 wrote:i like that idea bob ...I forgot I had that sitting around,,bought it for john deere as you can see it says meets GL-5 on the bucket ,,,,manual for deere says needs GL-4 ,,,does it make a difference??

GL-4 is recommended if the transmission has any type of yellow metal, such as a bronze bushing.
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