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Posted July 04, 2016 - 10:51 PM

just bought a Bolens Lawn keeper.  When I put it in forward it jumps and doesn't fully engage.  In lieu of taking the transmission, I was able to find a new in box transmission.  It's a Foote P-337.  The question I have is what type of oil/grease do I fill it with?  I've heard that they came filled with grease.  If anyone has any information or advice about these it is much appreciated.  Thanks.



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Posted July 05, 2016 - 05:26 AM

Welcome to GTTalk !  The Bolens members will be able to answer just about any questions your ever going to have , they are great !!



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Posted July 05, 2016 - 02:19 PM

90w gear oil is what I run in my EK

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Posted July 05, 2016 - 07:14 PM

These were filled with grease, Bolens did offer 8oz tubes of grease for them part# 1716355

Called " Valvoline X all" grease


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Posted July 06, 2016 - 11:10 PM

Those transmissions are not very leak-proof, so they require grease instead of oil.  When I rebuilt mine, I used John Deere cornhead grease that is available in 14oz tubes - more than enough for the transmission.  This is type 0 grease, as I recall.  It will become liquified when it heats up, unlike the stiff grease that Bolens put in.  I also added a grease zerk to the housing to add grease without having to disassemble the transmission.


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