In Reply to: Gear Oil and Water posted by Tony Sanchez (OR) on November 16, 2017 at 19:44:06:
I spent a good part of the day cleaning out the gear box. I'll keep it pithy. Decided to just clean out the gear box before the removal of the pump. With the holidays coming I just don't have the time. I removed the two round covers and took a look inside. Before I did that I filled it with diesel and ran in in place with jacks. I took it through all the gears and the hyd. pump lifted the 3 point hitch but would not go down. This was the fist time I tried the pump.
After a few minutes I drained the gear box and looked inside. I could see lots of gunk as expected. So, I figured I would take my water hose nozzle and spray in side from both holes. A lot of junk came out. Well I figured if this thing had 2 gallons of water in it for years, how could a quick spray of clean water hurt it. I then took my air nozzle and blew out as much water as I could, then pored back the diesel after filtering it to flush out any water left behind. Drained the diesel and filled with gear oil. The hitch works but I still have to stand on it for it to go down. It gets easier as I use it more and more. Question: should the hitch drop as fast as it goes up?
Thanks for the tips on how to deal with this problem. The diesel did help a lot.