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Re: 545 hydraulics and transmission fluid

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07-06-2013 14:25:12

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That's where I have a problem with the old "meets or exceeds" line. A 10 wt oil won't act like a 10W-30 oil, period. Too thin. CNH's new MasterTran Ultraction oil that replaces both 134 and HyTran Ultra for all but a few applications is most definitely NOT a 10W base oil. It has the same viscosity profile as 134 with the additive package similar to HyTran Ultra.

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07-07-2013 04:32:16

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 Re: 545 hydraulics and transmission fluid in reply to RickB, 07-06-2013 14:25:12  
I never thought of using a 10 wt oil in the engine. Keep in mind the "10W" in 10W-30 does not stand for 10 weight. The w = winter, meaning the oil has the viscosity of a 10 weight but has the protection of 30. I plan to run SAE 30 monograde, diesel rated oil in the motor.

I have no issue with the "meets or exceeds" specs. I highly doubt CNH is producing the exact same lube now that they did in 1979 when the tractor was produced and manual printed.

Therefore, that is what I am curious about now. What is the currently in production oil that is the replacement?

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07-07-2013 07:58:52

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 Re: 545 hydraulics and transmission fluid in reply to rustytractorguy, 07-07-2013 04:32:16  
My discussion was strictly limited to hydraulic oils for your tractor's various reservoirs. Your findings validate my recommendations.

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