Front Axle Oil
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    Veteran Member ritcheyvs's Avatar
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    Kittrell, NC
    Kioti DK45S

    Default Front Axle Oil

    When I did my 400 hr service (2006 DK45S) I drained and refilled the front axle oil. After a couple hours use I noticed the front axle oil was low so I topped it up. I suspect trapped air caused the oil level appear full when it wasn't.

    I doubt mine was low enough long enough to do any damage. But I'd advise owners to fill, drive, and recheck the level when changing the front axle oil.
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    Silver Member Nightforce's Avatar
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    Rehoboth, MA
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    Default Re: Front Axle Oil

    Great tip Scott!

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    Erie, Pennsylvania
    Kioti CK30HST

    Default Re: Front Axle Oil

    That happens to all the models front axles due to air pockets. With my CK30hst, I refill, drive it around a few hundred yards, and then top off.
    2004 Kioti CK30hst, KL130 fel, KB2375 bh

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    New Member GuyInHuntsville's Avatar
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    Kioti CK35 HST

    Default Re: Front Axle Oil

    Thanks for the tip...I'll be changing the oil soon at 50 hours.

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