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#1 ss74nova OFFLINE  

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Posted May 29, 2015 - 06:58 AM

I'm planning a hydro oil & filter change. What oil should I run in the hydro ? I see Traveller's that is Hy-tran B-6 compatible at TSC for & 17.99 for 2 gallons. Would this be OK ? Thanks.


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Posted May 30, 2015 - 05:01 AM

Some would say "yes" but most say "no"...I'm one that says NO. I always use Case/IH Hytran and Cub Cadet filter. You will pay more but the peace of mind is priceless.


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Posted May 30, 2015 - 05:55 AM

The Hy-Tran has an additive to separate the water out that I doubt the Travellers has. I'd go Hy-Tran. A lot of Cubs are still going strong with the original oil still in there!


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Posted May 30, 2015 - 08:02 AM

Same as above, use the genuine Hy-tran.  Like Kenny said it is formulated to absorb the water and keep it from damaging the system.  The current CaseIH hy-tran is Ultraction.  It's not cheap though.  I bought a 5 gallon bucket 2 months ago and it was 80 bucks.


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Posted May 30, 2015 - 09:57 AM

My dealer wants $20.25 a gallon. I guess I would feel a lot better with the Hytran in there. I've been researching it & it seems to always come down to the water separation. It seems it can separate double the amount of some others. Do I need a gasket for the rear cover or can I just use a good RTV sealer ? Thanks.



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Posted May 30, 2015 - 11:43 AM

Get a new gasket for it and make sure that all of the old one is cleaned off good.  They aren't that spendy for a new one.


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Posted May 31, 2015 - 11:16 PM

And I'll throw a yes in for the Hy- Tran.

And remember the filter is a hydraulic specific filter, not an ENGINE oil filter.


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