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homelite t-16 bgb transmission oil

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#1 Gage's Garage OFFLINE  

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Posted September 14, 2015 - 10:40 AM

Now that my T-16 project is running good, I want to start getting her ready to plow snow. I have a set of chains on the way, but have yet to do anything with fluids. I had planned on changing the motor oil to a 10w-30, but had someone tell me it is better to just keep the 30 weight i have in there now? Also, I want to change out the BGB and transmission oils, but don't really know how much or what weight to use, as this tractor is still new to me. Any suggestions or tips would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted September 14, 2015 - 01:47 PM

Download the manuals from our Manuals Section and follow all of the maintenance guidance. Good Luck, Rick





Edited by boyscout862, September 14, 2015 - 01:55 PM.

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Posted September 14, 2015 - 02:16 PM

Please don't use that word yet ! Waaaay to early for that.   :smilewink:

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Posted September 15, 2015 - 09:52 PM

I switch to 10w30 in everything on winter duty. Sure helps them start on those -5* mornings.

PS...I might be nuts, but I LOVE winter. My favorite time to go tractoring, too! Carhartts or a nice cab make it feel like Spring anyway.
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Posted September 15, 2015 - 10:29 PM

The BGB is 16 oz of 90 weight. The hydro is ATF fluid. I can never find the Napa filter # for the hydro filter, even though this question comes up often.

Not sure, but I think the rear diff is 90 weight, also.

I miss my T15:

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Posted September 16, 2015 - 08:34 AM

Boy Cat you sure have a nice looking machine. Would make anyone happy. 

Just occurred to me why you get so much flak. They are jealous! :smilewink:  

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