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    Transaxle fluid change ??????

    I've been doing my first service and everything has looked great until the transaxle, the manual say's to use Textron transaxle fluid which is red in color, what came out when I drained it is not. It appears to be the same fluid that was in the front differential. Hope nothing is damaged. Anyone else come across this.

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    Originally the Trail manual called for the same oil as the engine used. Ive always used Amsoil in our 14 Trail with no ill effects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonniewrights View Post
    I've been doing my first service and everything has looked great until the transaxle, the manual say's to use Textron transaxle fluid which is red in color, what came out when I drained it is not. It appears to be the same fluid that was in the front differential. Hope nothing is damaged. Anyone else come across this.
    It has been awhile since I had done my first service. But the color of the new AC transaxle oil was different from what came out in mine as well. There was talk about this on the Facebook group and apparently the oil supplier changed the color of the oil for some reason. It is suppose to be the same oil. I let it go and used the new colored oil with no problems..

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    I know machines used to be shipped dry, never know what some rookie mechanic will put in one. The right stuff is in it now. I know there was a lot of black goo on the magnet which should come from being new. No large pice's of metal which is a good thing. Thanks for the replies.

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    I had a 1/4 " of goo on mine also.
    Use what they recommend.

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    It sure was a pain to change it. There is no hole for the fluid to drain out through the metal plate and refilling was a slow process. I am going to have to come up with a plan to make this job easier and less messy.

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    Pull the lower frame off...Only 8 bolts....mark the area where the fluid drains before you drop it and then drill a hole (I drilled a 1" hole) for future drains. I also added the diff rubber pad and drill that also.
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    I was told by Todd Romaro is use maxima pro gear 75w-140 in the transaxle and maxima mtl 85w in the front diff. He said this is the very best way to go. He pretty much said the oil from arctic cat sucks. I’m changing mine to the maxima stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Njorg View Post
    I was told by Todd Romaro is use maxima pro gear 75w-140 in the transaxle and maxima mtl 85w in the front diff. He said this is the very best way to go. He pretty much said the oil from arctic cat sucks. I’m changing mine to the maxima stuff.
    Are those synthetic? The rear uses a hypoid gear oil I believe.
    MTL 80 is what I use in my bikes trannies...works great with clutches.

    Maxima is good stuff I agree...
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    I experienced the same thing with the difference in color. No problem since I've changed it. I was more concerned with the goo on the magnetic plug. I suppose that's normal for a brand new engine braking in.

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    I've been running 75w90 in both differentials and no problems.


 

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