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Ford 9N, 2N & 8N Discussion Forum
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Checking hydraulic oil on 8N

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Ken in Arkansas

05-27-2009 14:38:43
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To accurately check hydraulic/gear oil level in an 8N should the lift arms be up or down?




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Bob Harvey

05-28-2009 19:20:36
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 Re: Checking hydraulic oil on 8N in reply to Ken in Arkansas, 05-27-2009 14:38:43  
Well fellas, it is still not clear if I got the thing right. I would like to know what the answer is. Ken, thanks for the pics. Hey ! every day is a 'school day'. b



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gahorN

05-28-2009 09:30:27
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 Re: Checking hydraulic oil on 8N in reply to JMOR, 05-27-2009 14:38:43  

Bob Harvey said: (quoted from post at 20:54:12 05/27/09) 'G', just reporting what I have learned, it may be that you just got 'splash' leakin' outin'. Hope one of the 'pros' will fill in the blanks. Did you try filling with the bolt out ? I know the crankcase filling instruction on my 60 is "fill untill it comes out the oil check hole". HTH b


Yep. That's how I do/did it. With the lift DOWN. Not that it matters.

If it takes 2 years to lose 2 qts, I'm not likely to take it apart just to fix the lift-arm studs that drip a couple of drops when I put it up for the night.

Old corn-sacks soak it up pretty good and make good fire-starters when burning brush.

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Ken N Tx

05-28-2009 03:23:04
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 Re: Checking hydraulic oil on 8N in reply to missouridave, 05-27-2009 14:38:43  

Bob Harvey said: (quoted from post at 20:54:12 05/27/09) 'G', just reporting what I have learned, it may be that you just got 'splash' leakin' outin'. Hope one of the 'pros' will fill in the blanks. Did you try filling with the bolt out ? I know the crankcase filling instruction on my 60 is "fill untill it comes out the oil check hole". HTH b


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gahorN

05-27-2009 15:42:05
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 Re: Checking hydraulic oil on 8N in reply to soundguy, 05-27-2009 14:38:43  

Bob Harvey said: (quoted from post at 18:01:22 05/27/09) The 'pros' say "take the btm. bolt out of the dipstick cover and it's full when the stuff runs out"> Mark dipstick accordingly.


This is a timely subject. I just took my bottom cover-bolt out and gear oil ran out. But looking in there with a light proved the gear oil level was an inch BELOW the hole.... There's about a 1-inch stub or nipple that makes up that lower bolt and it holds oil that is "slung" up there by the gears. I added about 2 quarts before the fluid level was up where it should be. (Small drip at lower lift arms for the last two years. I know. I know. But some fool has brazed the lift-arm bolts to the case, probably to stop a leak he didn't understand.)

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Bob Harvey

05-27-2009 17:54:12
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 Re: Checking hydraulic oil on 8N in reply to gahorN, 05-27-2009 15:42:05  
'G', just reporting what I have learned, it may be that you just got 'splash' leakin' outin'. Hope one of the 'pros' will fill in the blanks. Did you try filling with the bolt out ? I know the crankcase filling instruction on my 60 is "fill untill it comes out the oil check hole". HTH b



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Bob Harvey

05-27-2009 15:01:22
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 Re: Checking hydraulic oil on 8N in reply to Ken in Arkansas, 05-27-2009 14:38:43  
The 'pros' say "take the btm. bolt out of the dipstick cover and it's full when the stuff runs out"> Mark dipstick accordingly.



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ZANE

05-27-2009 14:58:39
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 Re: Checking hydraulic oil on 8N in reply to Ken in Arkansas, 05-27-2009 14:38:43  
Try it both ways. You will find it makes no difference.

The ram cylinder holds about a pint. The drive train holds about five gallons.

Zane



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LeeMo

05-28-2009 08:09:04
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 Re: Checking hydraulic oil on 8N in reply to ZANE, 05-27-2009 14:58:39  
That's been my experience with 8Ns too. No dif. I figured that maybe the 9Ns and 2Ns were different though.



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