Re: Gear Oil and Water

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Posted by Tony on November 17, 2017 at 11:31:33 [URL] [DELETE] :

In Reply to: Re: Gear Oil and Water posted by Bruce (VA) on November 16, 2017 at 19:47:46:

First off water and oil don't mix....easily. Even after agitation they separate except when modified with detergents, e.g. hot motor oil and water together in the crankcase making a chocolate oilshake. .

Follow Bruces' TIPS number three and four. You will get it completely drained.

If you got mostly water, then slightly discolored oil and then oil, refill it. Run it. After running it and getting some heat to it, take a sample. If you don't like the look of the sample, drain it again and refill it. Two turns of GO(GL)90, 140 or whatever and you are good to go. Take it out and run it in road gear to get everything in the drive train re-acquainted and the oil sloshed around. Same for the hydraulics.

If you open a couple of the inspection plates you will see rust near the top of the gear cases. Don't fear, it's from condensation and has no effect on performance. Same for rust on the gears. It will polish off as soon as the machine has been run. The inside will be coated with oil after ten minutes of operation. It's a low speed transmission system.

I doubt you will be plowing adobe in first gear ten hours a day. Don't obsess, refill it, run it, enjoy it.

If the hydraulics work now they will work after changing the oil. However you have no idea if there was a preexisting problem with the hydraulics. worry about that later


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