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#1 Petenpole OFFLINE  

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Posted April 07, 2013 - 09:26 PM

2 weeks ago I posted that I have found a faster and easier way to fill the hydro on a Sundstrand  Hydro.

 

This may work for others but for those of you with a MF 1655 / 1855  here goes.

 

Remove the plastic tunnel cover over the driveshaft

 

Install a new oil filter filled with oil

 

Remove the return line from the spool valve including its elbow fitting

 

Insert funnel 

 

Pour away

 

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Posted April 07, 2013 - 10:34 PM

Good  idea. Thanks for the info. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted April 08, 2013 - 05:09 AM

Good idea. As long as the fittings will cooperate and loosen without a fight then tighten again without having leaks afterwards.



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Posted April 17, 2013 - 11:39 AM

Thanks Great Idea



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Posted September 30, 2013 - 08:04 PM

Hey Petenpole, guess this is a good idea. 

 

I'm new to this site and new to tractors too. Just acquired a 77 Massey 1655 with many hours on it. Not sure what kind of life it's had, but suspect it hasn't been an easy one. I'd like to change the trans oil and filter. The manual I found on-line just says to use M1110 oil.

 

Doubt that I'll be able to find that at the auto parts dealer. Just what do you recommend as a replacement oil for this machine. And, what about the filter type?

 

Many thanks


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Posted October 20, 2013 - 06:20 AM

I am using oil filters from Car Quest and they happen to be WIX filters.

 

As far as Oil there are many opinions in this group and its really a matter of choice. You can look at my diatribe on rebuilding a Sundstrand and it will share with you the oil that I used from NAPA with great results

 

Good luck and ask any other questions you may have


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Posted November 30, 2013 - 06:10 PM

That is a fantastic way of doing things! Beats the heck out of the fill tube and an hours worth of pouring!



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Posted June 13, 2018 - 12:32 PM

I'm thinking that should work on the MF 14/16 also except they have metal covers.  I was really trying to find a BETTER way than the long tube.  Thank you very much. 



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Posted June 16, 2018 - 09:41 AM

I did find a easier way to fill the mf14 transmission this morning. I took a spout off of a gear lube bottle, cut just the very end of it off. I found a 2 foot piece of 5/16 fuel line and put on the end. The other end of the hose a push rod was put in the fuel line and put in the fill tube. Hooked up the bottle of transmission fluid and laid on the seat and let it fill. I did have to poke a hole in the end of the transmission fluid bottles.

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Posted March 07, 2020 - 03:24 PM

Nice idea. Do you have a length for the dipstick under the seat for 1655. Checked mine and it looks like the lower end is missing. Stops at full mark. Do you have a photo of the end of one. I'm afraid a piece may be in the bottom.

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Posted March 08, 2020 - 06:21 PM

Nice idea. Do you have a length for the dipstick under the seat for 1655. Checked mine and it looks like the lower end is missing. Stops at full mark. Do you have a photo of the end of one. I'm afraid a piece may be in the bottom.

I'll try to remember to measure one tomorrow.  If your missing piece is in the axle housing, I wouldn't fret.  It likely won't move off the bottom, and if it did somehow get into the gears, it's not large enough to do any damage at all.  It also can't get sucked into the pump.



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Posted March 11, 2020 - 10:39 AM

Thanks for reply. Looks like missing about 1 inch. Just shows printing "full". I guess I shoudn't worry too much.

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Posted March 14, 2020 - 05:05 PM

The secret to fill them is to vent the transmission and loosening the return line from the control valve would be the answer to get a vent.






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