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    Sooooo, I hit 10 hours on the tractor yesterday. Figured I would go over it good today. Torqued the loader frame bolts and checked over all my fluid levels. When I checked my front axle oil it was just a little low. No problem. I have some HYGARD in the building. Realizing that my tractor wasn’t completely level, I decided to pull it out in the 45 degree rain to the only level spot I have. Most people would have just waited for better weather. Not me, I’m smart like that. So, get it out there, sure enough, oil is a little low. Topped it off, waited a little for it to settle, checked it again, right on the mark! Nailed it. Take the HYGARD back to the building and while I’m walking by my shelves I notice my John Deere premix radiator fluid is missing. Hhmmmm? I also notice that I have an extra gallon of HYGARD I didn’t know about. Hhhmmmm? Yep, filled the front axle with antifreeze. So, I’m not dare going to move the tractor back into the building with an axle full of antifreeze. Had to drain it and refill in the beautiful rain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yank View Post
    Sooooo, I hit 10 hours on the tractor yesterday. Figured I would go over it good today. Torqued the loader frame bolts and checked over all my fluid levels. When I checked my front axle oil it was just a little low. No problem. I have some HYGARD in the building. Realizing that my tractor wasn?t completely level, I decided to pull it out in the 45 degree rain to the only level spot I have. Most people would have just waited for better weather. Not me, I?m smart like that. So, get it out there, sure enough, oil is a little low. Topped it off, waited a little for it to settle, checked it again, right on the mark! Nailed it. Take the HYGARD back to the building and while I?m walking by my shelves I notice my John Deere premix radiator fluid is missing. Hhmmmm? I also notice that I have an extra gallon of HYGARD I didn?t know about. Hhhmmmm? Yep, filled the front axle with antifreeze. So, I?m not dare going to move the tractor back into the building with an axle full of antifreeze. Had to drain it and refill in the beautiful rain.
    That is classic. I laughed out loud. Glad it was nothing any worse.
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    The manual says the axle holds 4.1 quarts from empty. I got about 3.75 or 3.8 quarts back in it to bring it to the full line. Now I’m wondering if I should run it up the driveway a bit to get it mixed up and change it again. Dont care to do it, but Hygards expensive.
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    Chances are if you didn’t run it between and drained it right away that the two fluids didn’t get mixed up being oil and water after all. I’d suspect that your drain was sufficient as the water should have been on the bottom and drained first.
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    I hope so. I could see some of it in the pan when I drained it. It was only in there for probably 15 minutes. Time it took to get my tools together.
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    Does anyone think I need to change the oil again? Figured I put about one half quart of coolant in. No idea if I got it all out. Drained the axle til nothing was dripping.
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    Yep

    Quote Originally Posted by Yank View Post
    Does anyone think I need to change the oil again? Figured I put about one half quart of coolant in. No idea if I got it all out. Drained the axle til nothing was dripping.
    Yep, I figure you probably need to drain it at least once, maybe twice more. It's not because I think you will hurt the tractor but I'll bet if you don't drain it again, you will agonize over it.

    i suspect you got it all out the first time but it's a new tractor and if you will worry every time you hear a new noise then a couple of gallons of HyGard are pretty cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treefarmer View Post
    Yep, I figure you probably need to drain it at least once, maybe twice more. It's not because I think you will hurt the tractor but I'll bet if you don't drain it again, you will agonize over it.

    i suspect you got it all out the first time but it's a new tractor and if you will worry every time you hear a new noise then a couple of gallons of HyGard are pretty cheap.

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    I agree. Only this time run it around for a while to get the oil warmed up and circulating before you drain it.

    You guys are lucky who get to jse HyGuard. Changing my front axle with 90W takes forever when refilling.
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    I think I agree, guys. I don’t think there would still be enough in there to hurt it, but why chance it. When this rain stops I’ll drive it up and down the hill in 4wd to heat it up and drain it one more time. Fill it back up and be done with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yank View Post
    Sooooo, I hit 10 hours on the tractor yesterday. Figured I would go over it good today. Torqued the loader frame bolts and checked over all my fluid levels. When I checked my front axle oil it was just a little low. No problem. I have some HYGARD in the building. Realizing that my tractor wasn’t completely level, I decided to pull it out in the 45 degree rain to the only level spot I have. Most people would have just waited for better weather. Not me, I’m smart like that. So, get it out there, sure enough, oil is a little low. Topped it off, waited a little for it to settle, checked it again, right on the mark! Nailed it. Take the HYGARD back to the building and while I’m walking by my shelves I notice my John Deere premix radiator fluid is missing. Hhmmmm? I also notice that I have an extra gallon of HYGARD I didn’t know about. Hhhmmmm? Yep, filled the front axle with antifreeze. So, I’m not dare going to move the tractor back into the building with an axle full of antifreeze. Had to drain it and refill in the beautiful rain.
    Bad, but still ain't as bad as my buddy who put 10 gallons of diesel in his Vette, that costs him a few coins to get-er fixed.
    He did make it 2 miles down the road before he figured something was wrong with the lack of power and throwing
    big time smoke behind it.
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