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#1 akretowicz OFFLINE  

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Posted April 27, 2013 - 05:12 PM

Will be changing to fully synthetic hydrostatic fluid in my X500 soon.  Supposedly reduce operating temperatures by 40-50 degrees.  Will be using Castrol Syntec 5W-50 for the transfusion.  We shall see.


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Posted April 27, 2013 - 05:19 PM

Amsoil has proper hydrostatic transmission fluid that is JD20c and D approved. I'd use that rather than a motor oil. I'm using it in my compact tractor and it definitely runs cooler and does not get thick when cold like the JD20D. Noticeably better response from the hydraulics at start up  when the temperatures are below freezing. 


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Posted April 27, 2013 - 07:15 PM

Heck, I've already bought it.  It won't hurt it, will it?  I have seen others use it, so thought it would be fine.



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Posted April 27, 2013 - 07:28 PM

I'd check the tuff torque recommendations before dumping it in there.


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Posted April 27, 2013 - 08:48 PM

I'd check the tuff torque recommendations before dumping it in there.

Apparently, 5w-50 synthetic motor oil can be used in them.  Whew.  That is a relief.  As I paid a lot of money for this oil.

 

http://www.tufftorq.com/?page_id=143


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Posted April 27, 2013 - 08:57 PM

There ya go now your golden and have piece of mind.


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Posted April 28, 2013 - 06:43 AM

Just thought I'd mention the Amsoil as it is out there and designed for the specific application. Looks like you'll be fine with the syth. oil you have. It should run a bit cooler and be a bit more responsive when cold. Let us know how it's working out. 


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Posted May 10, 2013 - 06:32 PM

I used amsoil in 2002 ln a 4110 after a break in period. Great stuff. Expensive with shipping and price. Then it was the only way to get it. Only type JD approved. JD makes it hard not to use JD products. Warranty would not cover unless JD approved. Now you can get it amsoil at any McDonald's it seems. I had quick connects blow on on FEL. Chatter on running. Synthetic stopped blow outs, quieted the chatter, no sluggish response. 10 years and counting. No issues, runs great. I use synthetic gear oil front drive wheels. Use synthetic diesel engine. Showed increase in pto speed on MMM. I'm a believer in the stuff. Oh Castrol synthetic in all others motors I own.

Just thought I'd mention the Amsoil as it is out there and designed for the specific application. Looks like you'll be fine with the syth. oil you have. It should run a bit cooler and be a bit more responsive when cold. Let us know how it's working out.


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