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    More snowblower fun - can anyone tell me the correct gearbox oil - JD can't

    So I look online and the manual that I can find is for the older style gearbox. Then I got back to the manual I got with the machine (paper) and guess what it's also for the older style gearbox. The recommended oil appears to be a big secret and sys JD GL-5. Well I see two viscosities for this and would prefer to just be given the spec with the weight.

    I am not happy at all with needing to bang out the damaged cover and modify it so it won't happen again due to a design defect.

    If someone has the actual recommendation I would appreciate that.

    Thanks

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    I used 90 wt gear oil, but in older 47" blower
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    80W, 90W or even 80-90W will be fine. It's not that critical of an application.
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    I use synthetic Amsoil 75W-140 and have been for the last 20 years or so in all my blowers
    I'm a firm believer in synthetic oils for cold weather operations
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    Quote Originally Posted by silvercymbal View Post
    So I look online and the manual that I can find is for the older style gearbox. Then I got back to the manual I got with the machine (paper) and guess what it's also for the older style gearbox. The recommended oil appears to be a big secret and sys JD GL-5. Well I see two viscosities for this and would prefer to just be given the spec with the weight.
    This is what shows as the description for GL-5:

    John Deere GL-5 85W140 Gear Oil TY6345 - Quart

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    Quote Originally Posted by silvercymbal View Post
    I am not happy at all with needing to bang out the damaged cover and modify it so it won't happen again due to a design defect.
    Any idea as to what may have happened? It seems like an extremely freaky occurrence yet you are not the only one to have it happen.
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    Did this really need a separate thread?

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    Stan, one thread is about oil, the other about the front cover being bent. So yes, it's ok.
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    Gear Oil
    Use oil viscosity based on the expected air temperature range during the period between oil changes.
    John Deere GL-5 Gear Lubricant is recommended.
    Other oils may be used if they meet one or more of the following:
    • API Service Classification GL-5.
    • Military Specification MIL-L-2105D.
    • Military Specification MIL-L-2105C.
    • Military Specification MIL-L-2105B.
    Oils meeting Military Specification MIL-L-10324A may be used as arctic oils.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselshadow View Post
    Stan, one thread is about oil, the other about the front cover being bent. So yes, it's ok.
    Yes, thank you I appreciate the support that was my thought around the split.
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