4514 trans fluid - MyTractorForum.com - The Friendliest Tractor Forum and Best Place for Tractor Information
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 Old 06-03-2019, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
Senior MTF Member
 
lmichael's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 136
4514 trans fluid

So kinda resurrecting an old thread here. Yesterday I was working on my Simplicity Sovereign which has a Hydro. I was finishing up putting in new steering bushings and doing a fluid change on the center gear box (Otherwise known as Bevel Gear Box or "BGB"). Many older ones used regular 90W gear lube in that box but newer ones like mine use either ATF Type F or standard trans/hydraulic oil. Since I had the Th oil out curiosity got the better of me and I decided to open my little bottle of Honda fluid to compare as best I could with the TH oil. I was very surprised to see the Honda fluid was crystal clear like water. Though it's consistency and aroma were identical to the TH fluid. I further decided to see the fluid on the Honda was holding up. I was VERY surprised when I pulled a small sample to find it still crystal clear.
So it has me totally wondering if A you even bother needing to change it and or B it would seem regular TH fluid like what I have on hand (see the photo) would work just fine as well. For time being I think I am erring on side of leaving it be
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20190527_142348.jpg
Views:	8
Size:	3.21 MB
ID:	2379727  
lmichael is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 Old 06-08-2019, 12:11 PM
Junior MTF Member
 
Craftsman_4791's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Michigan
Posts: 75
Barn
Re: 4514 trans fluid

The Hondas are not designed to take regular transmission fluid. The fluid in it is designed to last the life of the tractor, but I changed mine anyway. What I use is synthetic 10w30 motor oil. The transmission can actually be damaged so I've heard by using regular transmission fluid, so I just avoided that.

1994 John Deere LX188 Kawasaki 17 hp Liquid Cooled V-Twin pedal drive
1992 Honda 4514 14 hp GX360K1 twin liquid cooled engine hydrostatic (IN PICTURE)
1990 Honda 4518 18 hp GX640 2 cylinder liquid-cooled engine hydrostatic
1995 Craftsman GT6000 Electric conversion 6 speed
1978 Massey Ferguson 1655 16 hp Onan twin pedal drive hydro
1985? Ford LGT 17H 17 hp twin Kohler KT17 dash hydro
1977 Sears 18/6 18hp Onan twin cylinder 6 speed
(And a couple more that come and go)
Craftsman_4791 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MyTractorForum.com - The Friendliest Tractor Forum and Best Place for Tractor Information forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome