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#16 DirtBug OFFLINE  

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Posted February 12, 2017 - 12:56 PM

Awesome thanks guys, I think your right I believe it has more to do with the cold than anything. Happened again today and I believe the trans was not spinning (not sure if it's supposed to when in neutral). Maybe it's bad/wrong oil or perhaps it's got some water in there that is freezing. Seems like every time it gets below freezing this happens.

Here's a few pics of my struggle to get her inside to warm up, first with the come along then I switched to a 3:1 Z rig I hooked up off an old meat hook in the root cellar. Hopefully I don't have to do this again...

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Posted February 12, 2017 - 01:32 PM

HI I'm a bit confused you say it happened again today what happened you got stuck again and let it sit or you were driving and it stopped moving ?



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Posted February 12, 2017 - 01:55 PM

I let it sit and came back to it the next day and it was stuck... Usually I keep it indoors but the weather was supposed to be clear so I left it outside.

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Posted February 12, 2017 - 01:57 PM

Thanks MNGB, that manual helped a lot. Checked the trans fluid and it's very low. I have a sort of dipstick but the manual says to fill it 3 1/2 inches from the top. Not sure if I should go by the manual or dipstick.

Here's a picture of the dipstick... I'm no mechanic but I'm pretty sure the oil isn't supposed to look like mud, also it's way low so that could be the problem. Perhaps water is getting in there which would explain the color.

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Posted February 12, 2017 - 01:59 PM

HI I'm a bit confused you say it happened again today what happened you got stuck again and let it sit or you were driving and it stopped moving ?


And by stuck I mean it only starts with clutch lever pushed down and when I release it the engine dies, even in neutral.

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Posted February 12, 2017 - 02:15 PM

Hi dirt, you need to drain that stuff out flush it with some diesel fuel and then service it with 80 90 gear lube, by the looks of it it could be dragging so much that the starter has a hard time spinning the engine and the trans, you just may want to drain all the gearbox's trans differential and both rear drop box's, that stuff on the dipstick is nasty looking


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Posted February 12, 2017 - 02:23 PM

Ok didn't think of flushing with diesel. After flushing with diesel do I need to flush again with 80/90 to get rid of any residual diesel? Also is the oil in the trans somehow connected to any of the other drains you mentioned?

Sorry for all the questions, you guys are great.

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Posted February 12, 2017 - 02:27 PM

Took out the trans drain... Think I saw a moth fly out :(

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Posted February 12, 2017 - 02:36 PM

No no need to flush with gear lube the residual diesel will be no problem, no the drop box's have a drain on the bottom of eash one and the differential may or may not have a drain if no drain you have to remove the rear cover then you'll need some RTV gasket maker or a new gasket,  Do you have an owners manual?


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Posted February 12, 2017 - 02:40 PM

Yes I was able to find the owners manual I'll make sure to follow the step by step for each of the systems. I'll keep you guys posted hopefully there isn't too much damage done.

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Posted February 12, 2017 - 02:43 PM

Just wondering, could it be water freezing in the transmission?  Still drain, flush, and replace is the initial step.

 

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Posted February 12, 2017 - 03:12 PM

I think that's what it is. What I thought was the drain plug was just a bolt so hopefully there is at least something in there...

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Posted February 13, 2017 - 06:58 PM

Okay looks to be water in the transmission because as soon as it warmed up with the new oil it was all set to go. I have a question about the transmission level because I keep seeing conflicting advice but I'll make a new post for that.

THANKS ALL FOR GETTING ME ROLLING!

 

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