Well Merry Christmas to all. I went out to put a hitch on the one "O" that I've been puttering with in hopes of bringing to plow day. (some additional parts came for Christmas) Anyway I decided to drain the rear axle before putting the hitch plate on. Hmmm first quart and half coming out as loosened bolts was clear water.... Once open it is all an ugly mess of goo and muddy goo.. .So more work will be required. I've never had one this bad, usually just drain, wipe and put in fresh. Yes, this one was outside for maybe years? I don't really know, but I've got it running pretty fair (still looks pretty rough) My goal was to plow with an "O" this year. So my question is should I temporarily bolt the plate back on and fill from trans/shifter area with kerosene and make a few laps and drain again ? or how is best way to get all this cleared out. Second question: will the side covers be full of this slop also or are they separated from the diff ? I see grease fittings out by the hubs on each side, which makes me think they maybe separated. They'll come off and get checked too, but I thought that might be a separate project.
Maybe I should have put this in the Cub section? But it's Daniels plow day that I'm working towards. I know my 782 plows like a beast at Daniels, I want to see what an Original can do.