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1054 recommended transmission fluid?

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 I want to change the fluid in the transmission for the 1054. 

The manual from  year 1964 recommendations are for SAE 40 transmission fluid.

Is that still the case or are you folks using something else nowadays? :think:

 

Thank you!  in advance.

 

TIG

 

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We think that may have changed to 80/90 Tigs ... any idea what's in it now?  

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The lube charts listed the latest recommendations. Click on the photo below and then on the screen shots when you get there and they will enlarge. Two of them are from the lube chart.

Garry

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15 minutes ago, WHX14 said:

We think that may have changed to 80/90 Tigs ... any idea what's in it now?  

 

Don't know for sure? :think:

That's why I thought I had better ask and be safe. :handgestures-thumbupright:

 

13 minutes ago, gwest_ca said:

The lube charts listed the latest recommendations. Click on the photo below and then on the screen shots when you get there and they will enlarge. Two of them are from the lube chart.

Garry

 

Thanks! Very much Gary. :handgestures-thumbupright:

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Drain it out and see if it's red or like goo or whatever. Should have the 5047 tranny in it.  Keep in mind Tigger never know what a PO could have done in 54 years!

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The SAE 40 thing came out in a service bulletin as a band aid to a shifting issue. Then they modified the shift rails and it was no longer needed. They neglected to change the owners manuals. I use 90 wt in all mine but if you use the 40 it won't hurt. :)

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When I bought my 1055 and first 953 I changed the transaxle fluid and followed the information in the manual and used Non-detergent 40 W motor oil. It has been in there for nearly two decades and is doing fine. Regardless of how hard you use your :wh: it is unlikely the heat generated will ever do any damage as long as there is a proper oil level. 

90 W gear oil won.t hurt anything but as hard as it is to add oil (you can't get at the shifter very easily to remove it) I would go with the 40 W.

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Lawn Ranger is happy after 50 years of 40w motor oil used year round.

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80/90 in our 1054, as long as it isnt getting contaminated, then 40 or 80/90 will work just fine, In any application whether its auto, truck or tractor, i watch for contaminated Lube, Like they said, its not gonna break down in that Rear diff due to heat, but wear is another issue. I know , go play with your Hot Wheels BRF !:twocents-02cents:

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Thanks ! Guys for all the input and information. Knew I came to the right place with my question. :handgestures-thumbupright:

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