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Mf12 Hydro - Changing The Oil

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#1 CdnSnowWhite OFFLINE  


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Posted July 06, 2012 - 09:09 PM

I had no trouble dumping the oil our of my recently aquired machine . . . however . . . is there a trick to filling the machine with the new oil.

I have an earlier modal that DOES NOT have the oil reservior under the seat.

Yes, I do have a new gasket and filter for my tranie.

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How do I know when the oil is full?
How do I get the air out of it?

Any information would be greatly appreiated.



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Posted July 06, 2012 - 09:43 PM

I think a couple of members have a manual for the 12 hydro, but it's not in our downloads yet. Hopefully one of them will be along to help with some info.

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Posted July 06, 2012 - 09:50 PM

On the earlier models without the tank under the seat....look under the tractor on the left side. The hydro's tank on the top forward corner will have a dipstick. Take this out & it will have fill markings on it. Best to fill with a squirt bottle with a hose attached, or a small pump. Not easy to get to, but once done, it'll be a long time before needing done again unless you spring a leak.
Purging air is easy enough. Jack up the rear end to raise both wheels securely off the ground. Run the engine about 1/2 throttle & run in forward for a couple minutes, then reverse. Then go from forward to reverse a few times to be sure there's no lagging. If all works as it should, you're good to go.
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