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Posted May 13, 2012 - 10:18 PM

I want to change the oil in the rear of the SS/16 I purchased recently.
I don't know when the last time was that the oil was changed.

What oil does it use?

I'm planning to use it for pulling in the summer and maybe pushing a plow in the winter.

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Posted May 13, 2012 - 10:25 PM

Is this a MF or a Sears Gt?
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Posted May 13, 2012 - 10:29 PM

My SS12 calls for 5 qts of SAE30, change at 500 hrs. I tend to go with a higher viscosity on rear ends with some miles on them, usually using 80-90 gear lube, however, you're a little further North & the lighter oil might be a good idea for the winter.
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Posted May 13, 2012 - 10:30 PM

Is this a MF or a Sears Gt?

Didn't see the forum it was in, thanks Brian. Is this a Sears?

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Posted May 13, 2012 - 10:35 PM

Yes it's a sears.

Oops - can someone move this to the sears forum?

Too much time in the sun today.

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Posted May 13, 2012 - 10:36 PM

No problem.
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Posted May 13, 2012 - 10:43 PM

My Moto-mowers use 80/90 weight oil. Using the same oil is helpful.

I'm planning to use the tractor for pulling this summer and maybe pushing a plow in the winter.
Definitely hard work in the summer. In the winter it will be in a garage that is above freezing.

Thanks for the really fast response.
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Posted May 13, 2012 - 10:46 PM

The first winter I used it, it was cold with lots of snow. Didn't use it much, but did notice the stiffness a little. Since you're going to use it in the cold, maybe half-way in between, like a 50w?

Mine sleeps outside (sob) so it doesnt get any heat. I'm sure that'll help.
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Posted May 13, 2012 - 10:50 PM

Yes it's a sears.

Oops - can someone move this to the sears forum?

Too much time in the sun today.


I was just checking, I got too much sun today myself.

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Posted May 22, 2012 - 12:27 AM

How do I put the oil into the transmission?

I'm missing something. I tried pouring it into the pipe behind the left-rear wheel but that put more oil on the outside than on the inside. There should be a vent/fill level hole.

Is it supposed to be pushed up from below - like a boat lower unit?


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