/ HST Tractor, Transmission fluid 4 inches above full line on dipstick. Safe for use? #11
- Apr 21, 2001
- Rural mountains - Colorado
- Kubota M59, JD530, JD310SG. Restoring Yanmar YM165D
2005 Kubota L3430HSTC
Checked trans/kydro fluid last week and it showed being low so filled until it registered midway between min and max marks on the dipstick.
Checked it again today and it shows about 4 inches above full on the dipstick.
Blew snow with the blower Friday and Saturday without issue, have 8+ inches coming tomorrow and then the tractor is going to the dealer for the 800 hour service on Weds.
Am I safe to use it or am I risking something catastrophic?
Don't know why it showed really low and now is overfull. I always check level when engine is cold.
Depending on the shape of the reservoir above the normal fill line, a 4" rise in level could represent a lot or oil or just a little.
I can't think of any mechanical reason why an overfill would cause damage. At worst it might force some oil out of the overflow.
Of course as others say the question is whether this is a real overflow or due to something like loader position, slope, or temperature.
If it were mine I'd use it normally, expect no change in how it works, but still pay pay special attention to how it is responding.