I get great help from my in-laws....lol
They used my 4044R and checked the hydraulic/transmission fluid. It was low. This is a whole other concern I haven't tackled. They found engine oil low as well as hyd/tran fluid, like not even on the dipstick. They added some unknown amount of motor oil. The oil is black/dirty so I will change it. No problem. Well also change air filters as they also helped me by blowing the air filters out with an air hose. Probably the reason my oil is black. All the little tears in air filters letting dirt in. Ugh.
Now my real dilemma. They added 3-5 gallons of hydraulic fluid that meets j20a or b spec not the required j20c or d. I don't know how to get all of it out of system. My initial thought is buy the cheapest fluid I can find that meets the spec. Drain it and fill with correct fluid. Run it a bit to dilute whatever of the incorrect fluid is left then drain again and fill with the John Deere fluid and new hydraulic and transmission filters.
Would you change the filters twice with the fluid? Should I crack lines and attempt to drain? Would you think my plan is adequate. It has been ran a few hours with mixed fluid. The tractor has just over 150 hours on it.
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