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Posted July 13, 2013 - 06:37 PM

In the 10XL manual it says these trans use SAE 30 oil. That is what I put in mine.

 

Glad you got it up and running! I also had the problem with rust on the pulley.


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Posted July 13, 2013 - 09:23 PM

I went with the 5 qts of 80-90 in my stuff. As for how the water got in, around the gear shift is a big one. Making a rubber umbrella for the shifter is a good idea.
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Posted July 13, 2013 - 09:55 PM

I went with the 5 qts of 80-90 in my stuff. As for how the water got in, around the gear shift is a big one. Making a rubber umbrella for the shifter is a good idea.

Alan Did yours have the SAE 30 originally? If so do you notice any difference using the 80/90?

I didn't check around before I changed my fluid I just put what the old manual suggested. But If it can handle it I would rather run the 80/90.



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Posted July 13, 2013 - 10:00 PM

The only diff was it being a little quieter? Maybe?

I might consider running thinner stuff if I used them often in below zero temps.
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Posted July 13, 2013 - 11:42 PM

I went with the 5 qts of 80-90 in my stuff. As for how the water got in, around the gear shift is a big one. Making a rubber umbrella for the shifter is a good idea.

 

 

I tore the shifter apart to replace the roll pin that was sheared off,I cut up an old Philips head screw driver that was stripped.That should last a while lol.There's a rubber seal on the top of the shifter ball but I packed the inside of the shifter with some Heavy grease.That should keep water out for a bit until I can find a rubber shifter boot.

 

 

I don't want to run the tractor any more until I get some fresh oil in the rear.It sounds pretty nasty in reverse.dry sounding.


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Posted July 14, 2013 - 09:20 PM

I found a part missing on my 10XL.I was wondering why it was hard to get it in gear and the deck doesn't disengage most of the time without monkeying with it a bit.

 

I'm missing the belt guard that bolts to the engine.Seems like someone didn't bother to put it back on.

 

 

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Posted July 14, 2013 - 09:30 PM

Ethan should have a few.



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Posted August 07, 2013 - 10:19 AM

I'm going to put a set of 23x10.50x12 turf tires on the rear.

 

Won"t these tire be too big for the wheel wells.  I put on some tire smaller and had to remove the wheel fenders to get them to fit.

Looks good I will post some pics of mine later.

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Posted August 08, 2013 - 07:43 AM

Love to see your pics Tulsawriter! Post 'em up...



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Posted August 08, 2013 - 08:57 PM

I found a part missing on my 10XL.I was wondering why it was hard to get it in gear and the deck doesn't disengage most of the time without monkeying with it a bit.
 
I'm missing the belt guard that bolts to the engine.Seems like someone didn't bother to put it back on.


If you find some really heavy wire like what they used, you can make do with a home made guide. Seen a lot of them, made a few, and they don't always look unsightly




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