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    Default King Kutter tiller-oil change question

    Brand new tiller, barely 3 hours on in.
    I checked oil level at side gear box, level is fine although the oil is milky.
    Should I remove the entire cover (roughly 10 bolts) to get a complete drain?

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    Default Re: King Kutter tiller-oil change question

    I would drain it, then pour in a little new oil with the drain still open. When that drains install the plug, then fill it up.

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    Default Re: King Kutter tiller-oil change question

    Quote Originally Posted by Mean Jean View Post
    Brand new tiller, barely 3 hours on in.
    I checked oil level at side gear box, level is fine although the oil is milky.
    Should I remove the entire cover (roughly 10 bolts) to get a complete drain?
    yes, absolutely, you don't want any moisture in there contaminating the new oil, watch the gasket condition. may be use a bot of blue RTV when you put it back. Mine is 3 years old and the oil still look good. Next time I change my oil, I'll be taking the cover off will drill out a low hole for oil drain with proper oil drain bolt.

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    Default Re: King Kutter tiller-oil change question

    Thanks very much JC-jetro
    I was confident that was the thing to do, just needed the reassurance.

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    Don't use silicone, that stuff is outdated. Use gasket eliminator (562 I think) it works better and doesnt "slip" its in a red tube, apply very thin, hardens under pressure. Or just use a new oil free dry gasket.

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    Default Re: King Kutter tiller-oil change question

    Cover is off and "oil" is draining.
    Looks more link pudding than oil. Thick and yellow.

    Re: gasket.
    I will reinstall old gasket with a thin coat of red hi-temp gasket maker.

    80W90 gear oil alright?


    Thanks all for advise.

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    Default Re: King Kutter tiller-oil change question

    The sludge
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    Default Re: King Kutter tiller-oil change question

    More sludge.

    The upper gear box also has the yellow sludge.
    Draining it means I would need to remove a little plug.
    All the contents will pour onto the top if the tiller.
    Not enough room to slide a proper pan under it.
    What a terrible design.
    Will need to get greative on this one.
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    Default Re: King Kutter tiller-oil change question

    That "sludge" is grease, not oil with water in it. KK uses a flowable grease, 'oo' or 'ooo' I don't remember which.
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    Default Re: King Kutter tiller-oil change question

    Great feedback, thanks.
    I was thinking the seller used tapioca pudding!

    Manual calls for gear oil GL5-85W 140 or triple zero grease.
    I will leave the stuff in the top box, use 000 in the lower one.

    Thanks again for the advise.

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