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    X590 Hydraulic Fluid Change

    This may be me, but it is really hard to add hydraulic fluid after draining the system. Seems that the opening is extremely small and it burps a bit as it only accepts a little at a time. Found this out the hard way as the opening seems big, but it is reduce further inside the tank. Any words of wisdom, or simply go slowwww. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gebada22 View Post
    This may be me, but it is really hard to add hydraulic fluid after draining the system. Seems that the opening is extremely small and it burps a bit as it only accepts a little at a time. Found this out the hard way as the opening seems big, but it is reduce further inside the tank. Any words of wisdom, or simply go slowwww. Thanks
    The best advice I can give is to use a funnel like this and add the fluid slowly. It makes the job way easier.

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    Just did the 50 hour change on mine. Slow is good.
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    When I had my x590, I found that tipping the bottle sideways made adding the hydro/transmission fluid much easier.
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    It depends; on what type of container you are using: quarts, gallon, 2 gallon, 5 gallon pail

    A funnel for quarts, otherwise a transfer pump (manual or electro/mechanical) so you don't kill you back. Then there is the old fashion way a pour over to a smaller. YMMV

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    Thanks all for the info. I was using a full gallon so it made it a bit cumbersome. I went out and purchased a funnel with a control valve that allows one to ontrol the rate. Thanks again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gebada22 View Post
    Thanks all for the info. I was using a full gallon so it made it a bit cumbersome. I went out and purchased a funnel with a control valve that allows one to ontrol the rate. Thanks again.
    I always buy the quarts. lol
    Also use a tiny plastic funnel maybe an inch and a half across on the big end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gebada22 View Post
    Thanks all for the info. I was using a full gallon so it made it a bit cumbersome. I went out and purchased a funnel with a control valve that allows one to ontrol the rate. Thanks again.
    Do share! I'll be hitting 50hrs in the fall.

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    It depends; on what type of container you are using: quarts, gallon, 2 gallon, 5 gallon pail

    A funnel for quarts, otherwise a transfer pump (manual or electro/mechanical) so you don't kill you back. Then there is the old fashion way a pour over to a smaller. YMMV
    if one is to go with an electro/mechanical is there any criteria one should look for so the internal don't rot out as you're using it? I've used a mechanical one before that spun via the 1/2" chuck of my drill, the paddles wore out before i could finish and began breaking down. I think I was transferring fuel. (this was 10-15yrs ago so I can't remember fully)
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    I ended up buying a funnel with an large reservoir with an on/off valve. I added a longer hose and it works great. I think simply using quarts would be an easy solution.
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