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Old 03-20-2006, 09:48 AM
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Draining hydro oil on SCAG Walk Behind SWZ-20CVE ?

Do you guys run your unit till its hot before changing the hydro fluid and filter? Mine takes 10w-30 oil and its pretty cold out so I was figuring it would come out better if its warm. Thanks for the info

I don'r know when it was last changed as it was bought used....
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Old 03-20-2006, 10:06 AM
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Yes warm it up before you drain it,the biggest problem is most neglected the hydro.
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Old 03-20-2006, 10:10 AM
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It's always best to warm a unit before doing this, It not only helps the oil drain quicker but allows any extra contaminates to flow out easier also.
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Old 03-24-2006, 09:18 AM
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I have a great dane wb with a hydraulic system almost identical to gadfreak's scag. My question is, when changing the hydro fluid, is there any way to get everything out of the pumps and wheel motors as well, or is this not even critical? At about 700hrs, all I've ever done is change the 4qts. in the reservior and the filter. Your thoughts?
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Old 03-24-2006, 04:05 PM
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Any thoughts? Restrorob thank you for taking the time to post about your experience and knowledge. I find myself thinking, this guy answers all of our questions, when does he have time to work? So hats off to ya.

oh, and thanks in advance for the input.
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