Well after reading some about this hydro oil I used in the Allis, I m not so sure its bad for it. On the label it says not suitable where Dextron type II is needed. But the transmission doesnt use Dextron type II it uses ATF or Dextron. Some of you guys know quite a bit about fluids. Can anyone tell me if The Kleen-flo no.1 hydraulic fluid EP rated. is ok to use or will it catch fire and send radioactive waves to my brain forcing me to wax my GTs this weekend?
As for the gear box will 80/90 gear oil do the trick or Do I have to absolutely use straight 80?
The Kleen-Flo website doesn't seem to list the product as #1, only shows different ISO value hydraulic oils. Is it old packaging?
If it's the ISO 32 oil it will be a slightly thinner in viscosity than Dexron. There are a variety of viscosity rating systems and here's a link to a viscosity chart: http://www.bobistheo...scosity-charts/
The various weights are comparable horizontally across chart. The earlier Dexron version would fall in the chart between ISO 32 and ISO 46.
Since it's a strictly a hydraulic system and not a shared sump with the transaxle, the hydraulic fluid should be fine to use. According to their website, it's got the foam and rust inhibitors you need. I would not, repeat would not, use this in any kind of a shared sump system though. Universal Tractor Fluids are designed specifically for those types of applications.
If you really want to play it by the book though, you'll want to drain it and replace with one of the Dex III or universal atf's. Dexron II and III are both no longer valid specifications and technically oil companies can't market products using them. They'll typically be called D/M or Dex atf or something along those lines. Dexron VI is the current spec but is a good bit lighter in viscosity.
As far as gear oil goes, I doubt you'll be able to find straight 80 weight. I wouldn't hesitate to run 75-90, 80-90, or straight 90.
By the way, even if it does catch fire and send radioactive waves to your brain, just remember to wear your tinfoil hat and you'll be fine. No waxing for you this weekend.
Edited by Canawler, July 25, 2013 - 12:58 PM.