185 trans capacity conflicting info?

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185 trans capacity conflicting info?

Postby MikeEyre74 » Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:50 am

I just got everything back together after pulling the transmission apart. I’m putting everything back together again and putting fluids in it, and I keep seeing references to 3 1/2 points and then other references to 7 quarts of capacity. What gives? 7 quarts seems excessive! Right now, I put in 3 1/2 pints and I have fluid just starting to come out of the small plug on the left-hand side… But I assume that there is going to be some pick up from all of the reservoir in the hydraulic tubing and filter, etc.
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Re: 185 trans capacity conflicting info?

Postby Eugene » Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:15 am

Check the Operator's Manual, lubrication table, for your tractor.

My 154 Operator's Manual. The 3 1/2 pints referees to the rear axle housing. The quantity ranges from 6 quarts to 7 2/3 quarts, depending on how the tractor is equipped, for the transmission.
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Re: 185 trans capacity conflicting info?

Postby outdoors4evr » Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:55 am

Farmall Cubs transmissions use the 3 1/2 pints. (Their hydraulics are from a separate reservoir)

The 184 / 185 with hydraulics require the ~7 qts.
Some for each final drive, Some for the creeper, Most for the transmission and hydraulics. (More with 3-point, less without)
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