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Re: transmission fluid

Postby Matt Kirsch » Tue Dec 29, 2015 12:00 pm

One thing about thicker gear oil is it helps tone down some of the natural whine in the transmission and rear end. Thin oil may make it sound like it's coming apart under your feet!

Anything labeled "gear oil" or "gear lube" in the 80 to 140 viscosity range is good for any older Farmall that doesn't also use the rear end as a hydraulic reservoir. That would be anything made after 1958, with the exception of Cubs.

You do have an owner's manual coming for this thing, right?

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Re: transmission fluid

Postby havoc1482 » Tue Dec 29, 2015 12:04 pm

Matt Kirsch wrote: That would be anything made after 1958, with the exception of Cubs.


The 140 doesn't.

Also remember that the thinker oil will slow the drive shaft down faster after you press the clutch so you don't have to wait as long for it to slow down to prevent grinding between gear shifts.
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Re: transmission fluid

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Dec 29, 2015 12:42 pm

Matt Kirsch wrote:You do have an owner's manual coming for this thing, right?

There already is a set of Super A manuals on this site that will answer most of the questions that have been asked. :wink:
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Re: transmission fluid

Postby BrownDog » Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:39 pm

Hi Don - are these manuals linked in a thread? If so, do you know which thread? Thanks

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Re: transmission fluid

Postby Dale Finch » Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:57 pm

Using the links above:
BOARD INDEX > Rudi's Manuals > then scroll way down to SA Manuals: http://www.cleancomputes.com/Cub/Super%20A%20-%20Super%20AV/index.html

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Re: transmission fluid

Postby BrownDog » Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:05 pm

Thanks Dale. I see you are in Chapel Hill. I'm right down the road in Durham.

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Re: transmission fluid

Postby Dale Finch » Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:45 am

It's good to know another local Farmall person...quite a few around here, actually!

I'm not sure of the differences between the 140 and SA, but I have a '48 SA, and I use NAPA's Gear Oil for steering, finals and transmission, but use IH HyTran for the hydraulic Touch Control system. I buy both in the 5gal pails.

Not sure if I could be of any help, but feel free to PM me if you need a hand with anything. Always up for talking tractors over a cup of :coffee: or :beer: !

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Re: transmission fluid

Postby Denny Clayton » Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:07 pm

Dale Finch wrote:Using the links above:
BOARD INDEX > Rudi's Manuals > then scroll way down to SA Manuals: http://www.cleancomputes.com/Cub/Super%20A%20-%20Super%20AV/index.html

Additionally, in the PDF manuals above there is a section titled "Preventative Maintenance". It has a couple versions of Cub thru 140/240/340 preventative maintenance manuals. Lots of good information in them.
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Re: transmission fluid

Postby BrownDog » Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:55 pm

Thanks Dale


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