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312 8 Shifter Boot & Gear Lube

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Were is the best place to get a new Shifter boot for a 312 8 and what do you suggest for trans gear lube ?

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Lowell @wheelhorseman has them coming out his ears. I like 80/90 lube.

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:text-yeahthat: Supporting our great vendors is a good thing. I'm with the 80w90 too. That's all I've used for years. :)

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Shifter boot part #3577 is still a stocked item at Toro. They can be found online at any Toro parts dealer for about $6.50.

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Ordered 3 boots off E Bay for 6 bucks ea. with free shipping. I see most like the 80w90 . Anyone know what brand is best and How much the trans holds ?

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The 312-8 should hold 2 quarts, but it is best to add oil only until you reach the full mark on the dipstick.

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I am sure glad I read all this . Trans was filled with diff fluid and water. Looked like baby pu. drain the best I could . Then blew out with air, Then flushed with D- Fuel , Lifed up front and right side rear, Let drain then used vac brake bleeder to pump out the rest. All is good. Installed new shiftier boot

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Just wondering if anyone is using full synthetic gear lube in this application?

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On 9/9/2017 at 2:42 PM, TimH said:

I am sure glad I read all this . Trans was filled with diff fluid and water. Looked like baby pu. drain the best I could . Then blew out with air, Then flushed with D- Fuel , Lifed up front and right side rear, Let drain then used vac brake bleeder to pump out the rest. All is good. Installed new shiftier boot

:handgestures-thumbupright:             You done goood!

9 minutes ago, GREYGHOST said:

Just wondering if anyone is using full synthetic gear lube in this application?

Some do, but to me that is overkill. The majority of our horses didn't see a gear lube change for several decades and survived with regular gear oil.

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1 hour ago, GREYGHOST said:

Just wondering if anyone is using full synthetic gear lube in this application?

 I used Lucas SIN 80/90 Draws less moisture. Plus we stock it at our dealership.

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Sure  can't hurt Tim. :)

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