Re: Jinma 254 Hydraulic flush and fill photo series
Hey guys, sorry for the late delays, works been slamming me lately!
Thanks for the compliment Paul J. Good to know it's liked.
"How long did you run the tractor with the kerosene?"
I ran it for about a minute or two, long enough to cycle the loader up and down a couple of time, along with the rear 3pt. (Just had the FIL stand on it to bring it down.)
And how did you get it out of the lift cylinders on the FEL?
When I was ready to shut it down for the drain, I raised the the loader all the way to the top and figured out which way with the bucket pulled in the most fluid. (You can watch the levels when draining) I can't remember which it was, but I then turned off the tractor and drained everything, then lowered the bucket and tilted it to get everything out I could. I may not have got 100% out, but I also left everything open for a little while, and it did dry out quite a bit. It's run fine ever since I refilled it.
I hope to get the chance to do another flush and fill next spring, and I'll try to do another photo series and compare if it is sludge again.
I put in just about a gallon of gear oil last month. Never realized how much it uses. Pretty sure it shouldn't go through that much, but I can handle it for the price I paid, and I never thought to check it when I bought it. DOH! Still runs like a champ, and even better with proper gear lube in the tranny! (both front and rear) I think I'll be watching that closer going forward.
If there's anything anyone wants to know from my experiences, feel free to ask! I've been working this thing tirelessly the past few years.
My goodies and write-ups at jaxtractors.blogspot.com
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