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MF 253 transmission fluid is milky


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Posted by Ken in FL on July 17, 2013 at 14:53:15 from (71.31.250.20):

I drained my MF253 transmission, hydraulics and removed the transmission filter. 3 pt lift not lifting started this fluid draining maintenance. As I suspected... it was milky meaning water in the fluid. I talked with a local tractor dealer and they told me to check the shift lever boots for cracks. They were right on the mark... both were leaking. One is replaced and the other is on order.

Question is... would it be ok to put diesel in the tranny... then drive it around for 3 or 4 minutes to wash it out some? If it is ok, how many gallons should I put in to clean it out some?
I drained about 12 gallons out of the tranny and hydraulics.
Thanks for the information, Ken


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