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    Thawing a transmission

    Well, some stuff happened, and long story short my transmission got full of water and froze. The transmission was on an angle and its only around the differential. Would ice around the diff break it? It's on a peerless 1200 (3 speed). Would I have to split the case to get the ice out?
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    If possible, warm it up to get everything a fluid again, and drain it. Maybe add new fluid, run it a bit, and drain that out too. I don't know anything about a 1200. Just my thoughts.
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    I agree with glc. Don't take a chance. Find some way to warm the transmission with a portable heater or one of those kerosene torpedo heaters and then drain it, fill it, run it and drain it again. That should get the majority of the moisture out.
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    Guess I could try that but sadly I have no drain plug.

    Edit: I mean that I lost the drain plug, not that the transmission doesn't have one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudrig150 View Post
    Guess I could try that but sadly I have no drain plug.
    Warm it up and find 2 plugs (one hi, one low preferably) pressurize hi hole with low psi air and the fluid should find it's way out.

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    What model tractor?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudrig150 View Post
    Guess I could try that but sadly I have no drain plug.

    Edit: I mean that I lost the drain plug, not that the transmission doesn't have one.
    If you lost them the drain should be easy. Refills are a bit more difficult.


    A 1200 should be in a 60/70/100 LT.

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    Theoretically the hydraulic oil is lighter than water so the water should be at the bottom. Rather than run it I'd just remove the plug and drain it to avoid the water and oil mixing and contaminating the system. If frozen figure out a way to thaw it out. Inspect the housing and then replace the plug, refill and run as usual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smalljob View Post
    What model tractor?
    It's a little tractor I'm currently restoring. It won't barely get over freezing for weeks so I want to have this transmission cleaned out.
    It had a 3 speed peerless, and I lost the rear drain plug (not the magnetic one) in the grass.
    Where would I get a new one?
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    I have the same Peerless 1200 in my 100 lawn tractor.. If you lost a plug I believe the tread is standard 3/8 npt. Any hardware store will have them. Here is the some info on oil changes for the 1200...
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