Changing the Hydro Fluid

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by banjoman, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. charlieborg

    charlieborg LawnSite Member
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    Hey Guys, I have a M60-KH (53BB5BDX750) (Tank) 27HP Kohler V-Twin OHV and its due a filter and hydro oil change. I don't know what I need as far as oil? I know it takes 7 quarts, but not what type or weight?

    What works best in these? :dancing:
     
  2. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Mobil 1 full syn is a popular choice and cheap by the jug at walmart. 15w50.
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  3. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Are you saying that the cheap oil is as good :waving::waving:
     
  4. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    No smarty pants. I'm saying good oil can be had at low cost especially in small bulk quantities (5qt jugs). Incidentally all the MAJOR brands were within a few cents of eachother. My personal preference is Mobil 1.
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  5. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Sorry I miss understood. :waving:
     
  6. khutch

    khutch LawnSite Senior Member
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    How do you install a magnet in your hydro?
    How do you know it actually is doing anything??
     
  7. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Gotta get creative. Sometimes you can find a plug in the system and epoxy one to it. Sometimes you can replace with magnetic drain plugs for auto use. I have modified fill caps with threaded rod and magnets on the end. You know they work when they get coated in fine metallic powder or catch a chip. Might be too late for the part it came off of. Then at least it won't take out the rest of the system.
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  8. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I use the magnets from inside starters and flywheels...stick them to the outside of the hydrotank..
    Make sure they can't fall off.........glue them if you have to...
    If they fall off and release all the metal they were holding..you can immediately clog your hydro filter..
    Then your pumps go boom....
     
  9. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Didn't they used to have caps with magnets and you could unscrew them and clean them up? Or am I dreaming up a patent:laugh:
     
  10. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Nah, Dorman and Help line have been making them for years. Usually caught pieces of timing gears with them.
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