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    Default changed hydraulic/trans fluid. It calls for 8gal still need more after 12gal?

    So I changed the tranny/hydraulic fluid last night. The manual calls for like 8.7gal of fluid I put in almost 12 gal and it is still not showing up on the sight glass. First I made sure no leaks () then I started it up and ran it around the yard a bit eveything works fine no wierd nosies but it's still not showing up on the sight glass.

    I do have an aftermarket FEL but I didn't think it would call for that much extra fluid.



    What should I do keep filling it?

    p.s. I have a Challenger MT275 with ML30 loader

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    Default Re: changed hydraulic/trans fluid. It calls for 8gal still need more after 12gal?

    Are you sure it's not over full? maybe went past the sight glass? Sometimes its tricky to see new oil.

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    Default Re: changed hydraulic/trans fluid. It calls for 8gal still need more after 12gal?

    I thought the same thing. But I kept my eye on it. I was doing it at night too. It almost seems like the level is just below the sight glass. I think I'll unscrew the filter and drain some out that way. Then I can screw it back in to stop the flow.

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    Default Re: changed hydraulic/trans fluid. It calls for 8gal still need more after 12gal?

    Yep that's what it was. So clear never even saw it go past the fill line.

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    Default Re: changed hydraulic/trans fluid. It calls for 8gal still need more after 12gal?

    wow...good job MFRED

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    Default Re: changed hydraulic/trans fluid. It calls for 8gal still need more after 12gal?

    thanks but what is mfred mean?

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    Default Re: changed hydraulic/trans fluid. It calls for 8gal still need more after 12gal?

    I think wb19 was referring to MFRED's correct diagnosis in the second post above...()

    I almost had the same issue- the NAPA tractor fluid I got for my 50-hr service is sorta tea-colored, but he TSC fluid I got for the 250-hr service is darn near crystal clear! Makes it very hard to spot in the sight glass if it's really full.

    Seems like I saw a post once about adding something to give the fluid a bit of color....ATF?
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    Default Re: changed hydraulic/trans fluid. It calls for 8gal still need more after 12gal?

    I'm guilty of the same thing.

    The fluid for my Massey is so clear that I didn't see it go past the sight glass. Had to drain some out.
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    Default Re: changed hydraulic/trans fluid. It calls for 8gal still need more after 12gal?

    adding tint to it would help a bunch. hum ATF=RED that's pretty easy to see.....hummmm
    Thanks I hate those stupid mistakes. I thought about not even posting this until i had a chance to look at it to see if I over filled it but I got bored at work LOL

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