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#16 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted January 16, 2014 - 07:16 AM

Manual shows 30 weight but I switched all over to 80w-90 and have had quieter operation and less grinding. It's a better fit in my opinion.

The manuals tell quarts. 5 stick in my head, but not sure. These trannies are so much easier to fill on their side, but if the tranny isn't out, you have a long, slow fill ahead of you.

Take tire off, be safe. I bent a piece of copper tubing that I could fish thru the elbow and into the tranny so the air bubbles don't get me and then I use a squeeze bottle of 80/90 on the end of the tubing.

The oil fill for the trannies is the single worst designed piece on these tractors... But it's worth it. Go slow & you will get it.
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Posted January 16, 2014 - 07:53 AM

Thank you MH81!  


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Posted January 16, 2014 - 08:40 AM

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Try your local boat store and find one of these stern drive pumps.  I've been using one for years on my hard to get to transmission oil fills.

 

http://www.jmsonline...CFYZi7AodexcAxg


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Posted January 17, 2014 - 10:27 AM

I also recommend, if you buy quart bottles, putting on stove in some water and heat up the oil, thins it out and make sit much easier.

Took me 45 mins in Dec to fill my 16/6 a couple years ago with tires on using a 90* fitting on filler.

 

 

 

The easy way on my ST16 :thumbs: .....

 

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Posted January 17, 2014 - 04:56 PM

MH81, you said 5 quarts right?  Somehow that seems like a lot looking at the size of the tranny.



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Posted January 17, 2014 - 05:14 PM

No, I don't think that's right, it's in the manual.

Let me see if I can find it.

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Posted January 17, 2014 - 05:17 PM

I'll be darn, the old brain isn't as feeble as I thought.
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Posted January 18, 2014 - 11:59 AM

Now, that's not the same GT I have is it?  That looks to be the older model.



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Posted January 18, 2014 - 12:09 PM

It is, that is out of the SS12. Here is a snapshot of the ST16 page.
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Looks like the same wording.


Finally found the one for the GT16
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Posted January 18, 2014 - 04:51 PM

So, it is 5 quarts. Thank you guy's! I was playing with my Husky 800 today, cut some steel for my loader project.

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Posted January 18, 2014 - 05:11 PM

GT looks great. Those are neat looking models.



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Posted January 19, 2014 - 12:13 PM

Yes, they do look cool I liked the slanted front of those.

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Posted January 20, 2014 - 11:47 AM

looking good, nice work



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Posted January 20, 2014 - 02:26 PM

You have a Murray built machine there. I'm assuming the instructions posted above are for Roper built equipment. That should be a 2300 or 2348 Peerless trans in the Murray. I have the oil info somewhere, when I find it I will post it.

 

EDIT. If that is a 2300 series Peerless it calls for 64 ounces [2 quarts] of 80w90 oil as per the Peerless manual downloadable here.

 

http://www.smallengi...Information.pdf

 

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Posted January 20, 2014 - 05:40 PM

Thank you BushBoneYard, hope to get this thing running soon, still need to find a nice seat.






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