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Howdy all,

new member here. Just picked up a Td8e that’s had the Cummins conversion. Is it normal for the exhaust pipe to be welded solid to the box on the hood? It seems like that would really stress the turbo and muffler since the engine has rubber mounts. 

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I have seen some that even though the outside pipe is welded to the hood it will have the pipe from the motor just slipped up into it. I always had on the big tractor(5in pipe) one solid mounting point to the ROPS, just to big to let it hang and never had a problem but the point was up high and did allow some flexing. I understand your concern, cast exhaust parts are pricy if not unavailable, but don't think you can completely protect it.    

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Pede,

Thanks for the reply. I took the side covers off, but couldn’t see the muffler outlet because it’s up inside the box on top of the hood. Then I took the bolts out of the hood, and found that I can pry the hood up and see that it does have the muffler outlet slipped up into the pipe that’s welded to the hood. One other question, the maintenance check decal shows that engine oil is what is used in the hydraulic system, but the oil in the reservoir is clear like hydraulic fluid. I use 134 in the tractor, what do all you guys use?

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That's kind of a loaded question on here, you'll find many different answers. I always ran 15-40 in the motor and 10wt motor oil in everything else, book actually calls for straight 30 in the motor but the 10wt is right. I'd say your probably ok with about anything in the hydraulics but in the trans and it would depend on how old the clutch disks are, and referring to age not wear, the older stuff don't like the slickness of the newer fluids.

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Thanks again pede, the operators and parts manuals I ordered from binder books came in, the manual is for S/N 9501 and up, my S/N is 10351, so it’s a newer version than some. The book calls for hy-Tran or 10w in the transmission and hydraulic system, and 15w40 in the engine. I know that the fluid in the hydraulic reservoir is clear, I will have to look at the transmission fluid. That one is a little harder to get to.

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Look for a Hy-tran equivalncy listing on the buckets of Universal Tractor Fluid.  That should take care of you.

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Stick with hy-tran. The "equivalent" oils aren't always as good. My dad was an IH shop service manager and saw issues with off brand oils, particularly more wear in gears. The little but you save on oil can cost you down the road

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