Hydro oil color
I pulled maintenance the other night on my new pro machine. I tightened up the belts, checked the auger lube and then I removed the belly pan. I noticed 1 or 2 grease fittings in that area and the belly pan was wet with appeared oil from over lube or grease that melted on the chain which settled and 50% dried on the belly pan. It was across the lowest point of the pan, from left to right. I used WD40 to clean the pan 100% clean, as some areas would not just wipe up. It was dried. I have a low numbered machine so I figured this might have been put together a while ago.
It wasn't engine oil. It was a green colored oil that to me was the grease they used on the chain and sprocket. I wiped the transmission all the way around with a white paper towel and I carefully looked at all the seals and the tranny was dry.
So for future reference, does anyone know the color of the Hydro oil? They claim it's a sealed unit and no service is required for "my" life or the machines life.
Last edited by Ariens hydro pro; 12-31-2016 at 02:24 AM.