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post #1 of 18 Old 12-26-2014, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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Gearbox oil

Hello all,.
I just decided to mix a little 10w-40 High mileage oil and 80w-90 HD in about an 1:8 ratio. I have been using just 80w-90 for the past couple of years but the seals in my bolens and Toro powershift 6/24 have been leaking it out. I am hoping that the high mileage stuff will help expand the old seals and make them seal properly....
What do you think? Do I have enough protection still with this mix? I have larger engines on both machines so I really don't want to try the grease option and for the life of me cannot find 00 grease locally. I would prefer to keep the oil bath anyway.

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I doubt this will help any, I would try to torque your gear case bolts and or change gaskets, afraid there is not much options left.

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found this on ebay



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This is cheaper, even after adding $7 flat rate for shipping.

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Thanks guys. 00 grease on order. However, I will report that my mix is still holding and no leaks so far.

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1978 Bolens 8/24 (Loncin 420cc engine upgrade)
1986 toro powershift 6/24 ( 212cc Predator upgrade)
1988 Simplicity 860 (Predator 301cc upgrade)
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JD tractor supply, Cornhead lube is usually around 00.
Steering gear box 00 sub was 50/50 mix of axle grease and 80/90 dif oil
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Tractor Supply sells it locally here in MI.
Think it was $5.


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thanks for the info. I ordered the stuff Detdrbuzzard recommended on Amazon last night.
Happy to report that we are on day 2 of my custom mix and no leaks!

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1986 toro powershift 6/24 ( 212cc Predator upgrade)
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that 00 grease is was I used in my Toro 521, no leaks a year later.

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THE POWERSHIFT uses only 80-90w non sin oil.

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