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    Default X300 Transmission noise

    My transmission is starting to make a load howl or pully wine, or somewhere inbetween. Yet it still has plenty of power and not slipping at all. Is this an early sign of the classic transmission failure of the K46 or something different? I am guessing that it is on the way out and just a matter of time before it fails. Hopefully it will last until fall. Really need it to last all summer as I mow every 4-5 days. Thanks

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    Default Re: X300 Transmission noise

    I don't think you will make it.
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    Default Re: X300 Transmission noise

    Quote Originally Posted by topstoy View Post
    My transmission is starting to make a load howl or pully wine, or somewhere inbetween. Yet it still has plenty of power and not slipping at all. Is this an early sign of the classic transmission failure of the K46 or something different? I am guessing that it is on the way out and just a matter of time before it fails. Hopefully it will last until fall. Really need it to last all summer as I mow every 4-5 days. Thanks
    If it is internal noise, then you may be able to extend its life a bit by upgrading to 5W50 synthetic, if you haven't already. Since you have to pull the transmission to change the oil, I'd open the case and at least change the filter, clean the magnets and add drain plugs. With a bit of maintenance, you may get a few more seasons out of it before it has to be rebuilt.

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