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#1 tractorman604 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 23, 2016 - 03:49 PM

When I dropped this old gear oil out it was white/beige color,and really really thick. I don't think it was changed since 1964. So what's the best way to get all the sludge out ?  Maybe kerosene or is that not a good idea.


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Posted January 23, 2016 - 06:06 PM

Kerosene or diesel fuel will also work  Diesel will probably be much cheaper.  If you can pull the top off and use a pump sprayer to get a little pressure behind the stream and start washing.  You should be able to get the vast majority out that way.  Good luck.


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Posted January 23, 2016 - 06:08 PM

Yeah, put in some kerosene and run it around for awhile. Drain and replace with rear end lube. The white is from water, so check your seals. Especially the shift boot.
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Posted January 23, 2016 - 08:16 PM

Marvel Mystery Oil, will clean and lube both. Run it around for a bit then drain and replace with fresh oil. Like LilysDad advised, check the seals and shift boot. 


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Posted January 23, 2016 - 08:41 PM

I use kerosene and drive the tractor around,  using all the gears and reverse.

Drain the kerosene and do it again until the kerosene comes out clean like it was originally.

 

Milky looking fluid usually means water has gotten into the transmission.

Check the rubber boot on the shifter to be sure it isn't cracked or missing completely.


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Posted March 14, 2016 - 07:29 PM

Years ago I delivered to UPS vehicle maintenance facilities.

Their extensive maintenance record keeping proved which gear lube was best. A racing friend was getting

one race per rear until he made the change.

Now he gets 3 races from his gear boxes.

 

One of my first gear box chores, new shifter boot and Mobil 1.

 

Mobil1.jpg

Mobil 1 Synthetic Gear Lube


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Posted March 15, 2016 - 08:39 AM

Ummmhhhh . . .   let me get this right. UPS used to race Wheel Horse?



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Posted March 16, 2016 - 06:25 AM

Ummmhhhh . . .   let me get this right. UPS used to race Wheel Horse?

Didn't everyone race Horses?

 

A neighbor once told me, "I don't want to upset you but, your boys race your tractors down the road when you're not home".

 

I replied. "So?". And walked.

 

The son in the pic is 45 now, still racin' Horses.

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