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post #1 of 7 Old 03-08-2012, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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300 john deere hydro fluid

can sombody tell what kind of fluid goes in the transaxle
i am going to change this weekend

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post #2 of 7 Old 03-08-2012, 05:10 PM
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Re: 300 john deere hydro fluid

John Deere low vis hydraulic fluid
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post #3 of 7 Old 03-08-2012, 05:39 PM
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Re: 300 john deere hydro fluid

I think in the older JD 300s they used Type F ATF.

*Edit* Just checked my service manual. "Use John Deere All Weather Hydraulic Fluid, John Deere Hy-Gard Transmission and Hydraulic Oil, or an equivalent Type F Automotive Automatic Transmission Fluid."

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Re: 300 john deere hydro fluid

i used type F with great results

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Re: 300 john deere hydro fluid

I use F trans fluid.
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post #6 of 7 Old 03-10-2012, 03:51 AM
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Re: 300 john deere hydro fluid

when i changed my fluid it had red trans fliud looking stuff in it, went to dealer and they recomended the hy gaurd, so i changed to that. Ran fine before and after the fluid change, still whines, still leaks
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post #7 of 7 Old 03-11-2012, 11:10 AM
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Re: 300 john deere hydro fluid

Interesting;;; I have changed from type F to The John Deere Low viscosity And vise-versa. It seems ether are acceptable;; Just do not mix them togather as strange things will happen..
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