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Postby jls8250 » Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:23 am

What does everyone use for changing the SAE 140 transmission fliud in the snow thrower gear box?

I've found 85W-140 gear oil, will this be OK?

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Postby wdeturck » Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:42 am

I use Hy-tran in all my Cub Cadet gear boxes. The 85w might be heavy for winter use.
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Postby Snotzalot » Fri Jan 18, 2008 3:47 pm

If you mean a QA 42/36 thrower #2 chassis grease is recommended.
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Postby jls8250 » Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:36 pm

wdeturck wrote:I use Hy-tran in all my Cub Cadet gear boxes. The 85w might be heavy for winter use.



I was able to find a manual on the CW36 thrower and it states the fluid to use is "SAE 140 Transmission Fluid". When I read that I thought man that sure is thick oil for the cold winters.

That's why I thought the 85W-140 would be a better substitute......


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Postby jls8250 » Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:40 pm

Snotzalot wrote:If you mean a QA 42/36 thrower #2 chassis grease is recommended.


Yes, but it's the CW36 (previous model). Is #2 grease a thick grease that you would use a grease gun with. The gear box has an allen screw I was able to remove tonight. Looks like there is no fluid at all in there......

This is a thrower I just picked up, so I don't know it's history.


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Postby Snotzalot » Sat Jan 19, 2008 6:38 am

Either will work. It's easy to pull the cover and inspect the gears and clean. I believe if it has the "hole" you can use the gear lube.
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