1010 (Gas) transmission-differential oil

General help and support for your Lindeman through 2010 John Deere crawler
Post Reply
CACrawler
MC crawler
MC crawler
Posts: 5
Joined: Wed May 24, 2023 1:43 pm

1010 (Gas) transmission-differential oil

Post by CACrawler » Wed May 24, 2023 4:32 pm

I have a 1010 gas crawler serial number 2057.3

This is all brand new to me.

When I checked the transmission-differential oil it was a milky color.

I will flush the supply and replace with fresh oil. My question is does this mean there is coolant somehow making it into the transmission oil supply?

The tractor has been sitting for a year plus, the transmission oil bayonet is not in an ideal location it could just be water seeping in.

Thanks!

dtoots1
350 crawler
350 crawler
Posts: 1181
Joined: Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:54 am
Location: akron, ohio

Re: 1010 (Gas) transmission-differential oil

Post by dtoots1 » Wed May 24, 2023 4:54 pm

In answer to your question..on the milky look....that is water mixed in with the oil..it can be cleaned up by adding sea foam to it and driving using it to mix it up...however, I notice you are rather new to the situation...usualy once you do have it running...you should change all the oils, but if anything is needing fixed you may end up dumping your new oils out when getting into that job..it takes aLOT of oil for these things.. read uo your manual and peruse the forums covering your model...which is the early models..then you can ask as to possible cures...of problems

CACrawler
MC crawler
MC crawler
Posts: 5
Joined: Wed May 24, 2023 1:43 pm

Re: 1010 (Gas) transmission-differential oil

Post by CACrawler » Thu May 25, 2023 12:58 pm

Hi Thanks for the reply!

The manual says to flush with kerosene, is sea foam a better modern alternative?

Thanks.

gus
2010 crawler
2010 crawler
Posts: 696
Joined: Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:55 am
Location: North West
Contact:

Re: 1010 (Gas) transmission-differential oil

Post by gus » Thu May 25, 2023 4:30 pm

If you flush it per the manual it's gone (water). Put in an additive it absorbs\changes it but it's still there. That's assuming there's enough additive to overcome the problem.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 36 guests