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    Default 50 HOUR

    Hey all,
    Just did my 50 hour today,actually 49.1. I'm assuming because those 49 hours weren't "real hard" hours is why there isn't much on my screen,but anyway,I'm surprised at how relatively clean it was.
    I didn't have a strap wrench for the spin on fuel filter either,which really made it very difficult to remove. I'll know better next time.
    The factory hydro fluid was red.
    Start to finish,it took me just about four hours. Everything went pretty smooth,except the fuel filter. So hopefully I'm "good to go" for another 150 hours.

    Greg
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    Default Re: 50 HOUR

    Yeah, that's about what my screen looked like at 50 hours also.

    I noticed a big difference in HST performance once I switched the factory fluid out for the LO-VIS - much more responsive, especially when cold.

    You replaced your fuel filter at 50 hours also?

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    Default Re: 50 HOUR

    Hey prosperity,
    Yes,I replaced every filter except the air.They were fine.

    Greg
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    Default Re: 50 HOUR

    Just wondered why you changed the fuel filter @50 hrs when the service interval is 400 hrs?

    Edit: OK - my bad - just looked again in my manual and now see where it says to replace the fuel filter yearly.

    Edit again - looking in the manual, I see where they have instructions for changing the filter in the sediment bowl - but what about the large spin-on fuel filter?
    I find it strange that it isn't mentioned in the manual anywhere I have looked.

    So which fuel filter did you change?

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    Default Re: 50 HOUR

    Quote Originally Posted by glc24 View Post
    Hey all,
    Just did my 50 hour today,actually 49.1. I'm assuming because those 49 hours weren't "real hard" hours is why there isn't much on my screen,but anyway,I'm surprised at how relatively clean it was.
    I didn't have a strap wrench for the spin on fuel filter either,which really made it very difficult to remove. I'll know better next time.
    The factory hydro fluid was red.
    Start to finish,it took me just about four hours. Everything went pretty smooth,except the fuel filter. So hopefully I'm "good to go" for another 150 hours.

    Greg

    Looks good Greg, screen looks normal for the first 50hr service. They use the red fluid to spot leaks easier...It is a whole lot easier to see in the sight glass for sure.
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    Platinum Member glc24's Avatar
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    Default Re: 50 HOUR

    So which fuel filter did you change?
    Hey prosperity,
    I changed both.

    Greg
    2009 2520
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    62D2 MMM
    IMatch Quick Hitch
    Homemade 3PT Receiver
    Homemade Ballast Box
    Woods GB65 Box Blade
    A "REAL" snow blade --- JD 380A
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    Default Re: 50 HOUR

    They use the red fluid to spot leaks easier...It is a whole lot easier to see in the sight glass for sure.
    Hey Ken,
    Wonder why some guys say after getting the factory stuff out that the tractor seems more responsive,especially in the winter.

    Greg
    2009 2520
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    62D2 MMM
    IMatch Quick Hitch
    Homemade 3PT Receiver
    Homemade Ballast Box
    Woods GB65 Box Blade
    A "REAL" snow blade --- JD 380A
    90% Restored 1987 JD 316

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    MY SE SEAT 2520 MOD:
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    Default Re: 50 HOUR

    Quote Originally Posted by glc24 View Post
    Hey Ken,
    Wonder why some guys say after getting the factory stuff out that the tractor seems more responsive,especially in the winter.

    Greg
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    Default Re: 50 HOUR

    The factory oil looks prettier and smells better than the replacement stuff. Almost like grenadine.

    Here's my filter at 50 hrs.
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