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My 340 had a little water in it from sitting out side. When I drained the oil there was a little left in the bottom. What should I flush it with? It is about freezing here.

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59 minutes ago, louie figone said:

Put a quart of diesel in the crankcase, idle it for 30 minutes, drain, put proper oil in it.

Whoa wait a minute. You can do what you want but there is no way I am putting diesel in the crankcase and letting idle for 30 minutes. I have done a lot of stupid things but the crankcase is for oil. 

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2 hours ago, Timothy56 said:

Whoa wait a minute. You can do what you want but there is no way I am putting diesel in the crankcase and letting idle for 30 minutes. I have done a lot of stupid things but the crankcase is for oil. 

Works as a flush, you don't work it, leave it idle, won't hurt the engine

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2 hours ago, Timothy56 said:

Whoa wait a minute. You can do what you want but there is no way I am putting diesel in the crankcase and letting idle for 30 minutes. I have done a lot of stupid things but the crankcase is for oil. 

Not so stupid as you might think. IH used to recommend kerosene in 10w oil in cold temps. Don't remember temps or ratios but it was up to a gallon. Think it was 66 series.

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Our 977H cat loader mentioned using kerosene as a flushing agent for just about everything on it from the finals to the transmission. I don't remember if it mentioned the engine. For sure if it's a percentage along with oil and it is not working it hard just keep a look out at the oil pressure gauge. If it still builds pressure it should be fine

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4 hours ago, R Pope said:

A quart won't circulate. Use a gallon.

One quart of kero along with the balance being oil is what they mean

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Just to be clear it is for the transmission and hydraulic oil not the motor oil. We put some diesel in it and then some clean oil. The oil came out clean but when you reach up into the drain hole you can feel some watery oil

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I'm not sure I've ever seen a used tractor that didn't have any moisture in the rear end. (that's one reason why HyTran is pushed so hard, it suspends more water.)  Usually its a matter of managing the water so its acceptable.  Change oil often enough to keep the oil/water percentage low.   I recently bought a 666 with "Butterscotch Snot" in the rear end--which is NOT what you want.  Drained, flushed and refilled, I'll run it a while, then change again.

A couple gallon of diesel fuel as a flush to take the majority out.

If needed, some cheap oil to fill and flush 

Refill with good oil.   Change reqularly.

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On 11/17/2019 at 7:06 PM, jass1660 said:

No used to say in owners manual to cut engine oil if necessary.

They mean to thin the engine oil with a bit of kerosene/diesel in the cold weather.

I would not run an engine with pure diesel in the crankcase.

Buy some cheap oil, run it awhile then change it again with the oil you normally use.

 

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18 minutes ago, IH 340 said:

thank you but we already changed the oil and it was the transmission

I guess covering the exhaust won't help to keep the water out of there...

But yeah, dump old oil, put new in, try to keep the tractor in out of the weather or at least under some cover if possible, change oil regularly... It's a matter of moisture mitigation.

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