I read that most are draining the old gear oil, refilling with kerosene, running it for a couple laps or so around the yard, and then draining it out and pouring in the correct gear oil. Is this procedure worth it, and would diesel fuel yield the same results?
Are the benefits as I would expect?
All old oil, water, and other contaminants are thoroughly flushed out. The bearings, gears, and sliding components are thoroughly cleaned and polished up during the flushing stage.
I have normally just drained the old gear oil and refilled the transaxles with the correct new gear oil. I have only done this when transaxles have water contaminated oil. But recently I have dumped brand new 5w-20 straight through into the drain pan to flush out some, but should I consider a real flushing with a fuel such as diesel?
Any opinions on this one guys?
Edited by wvbuzzmaster, December 02, 2011 - 05:13 PM.