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#1 bbuckler OFFLINE  

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Posted October 04, 2015 - 09:36 PM

What kind should I use ? Can I use bearing grease ? this is on a peerless transaxle.



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Posted October 04, 2015 - 09:58 PM

85W90 or 85W140



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Posted October 04, 2015 - 10:01 PM

85W90 or 85W140

Someone else told me that too but what about leaking



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Posted October 04, 2015 - 10:28 PM

should only leak if the seals are bad


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Posted October 05, 2015 - 06:12 AM

Thicker grease will not lubricate like it is supposed to and is not a fix for defective seals.  Replace the seals and use the 80/90 gear oil.



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Posted October 05, 2015 - 07:32 AM

It depends on the transaxle, some of the smaller models take grease,  some don't.

 

Units built to take oil will have the appropriate seals in place to contain it



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Posted October 05, 2015 - 07:34 AM

What kind should I use ? Can I use bearing grease ? this is on a peerless transaxle.

Knowing which Peerless this is would help.



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Posted October 05, 2015 - 08:17 AM

I can't find the model number on the transaxle it was a Murray lawn tractor.
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Posted October 05, 2015 - 05:11 PM

That what I thought we were talking about. I hate those!


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Posted October 05, 2015 - 06:45 PM

That what I thought we were talking about. I hate those!

I just finished it couldn't get the axle back right but after awhile and alot of cuss words I'm done.



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Posted October 05, 2015 - 09:41 PM

Ya most of those didn't even have a seal on them.Just a couple Felt or leather washers on the axles inside the hub is all they had.

 

When you fill them up with grease make sure it's Full.If it's not it will sling the grease onto the top and bottom of the case where it will stay and no grease will make it onto the gears.

 

That's usually why they shift hard and break.Because they didn't put enough grease in when it was new.And what little grease was in it sticks to the case halves and drys up.



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Posted October 06, 2015 - 06:15 AM

Would it make sense to put a fitting on the housing to be able to add more if needed?

Ya most of those didn't even have a seal on them.Just a couple Felt or leather washers on the axles inside the hub is all they had.

When you fill them up with grease make sure it's Full.If it's not it will sling the grease onto the top and bottom of the case where it will stay and no grease will make it onto the gears.

That's usually why they shift hard and break.Because they didn't put enough grease in when it was new.And what little grease was in it sticks to the case halves and drys up.



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Posted October 07, 2015 - 12:27 PM

I remember a Foote 3 speed trans on a sears RER I had years ago (trans was chain drive to a separate axle) and it was full of a tan grease that looked much like Lubriplate. There was no drain or fill plugs. Just pack it full, set the case gasket on and bolt the 2 halves together.
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