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Trans axel question

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I had to remove the gas tank to clean tank aand replace fuel lines and while I have it out the Tranny is easy to get to. Here is my info"
ModeL 917.270821
Engine # 42E707-2631 trim E1
Briggs & Stratton 19.5 HP
Carburetor 3 screw fuel pump
no number on carb.
Transmission Hydro gear
Model 319-0650
I found a piece of hose connected to the top tranny plug and unscrewed it. I measured down from the top of case 2 inches before I struck oil. While it is apart I would like to know how to service it other than a good outside cleaning.
NOTE: It really slows down when hot and climbing uphill.
Thanks for any help on draining and replacing oil (I know how to purge---did it once last year)
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Tube and plug screwed in.

Tube and plug removed.

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Last year, on my 2006 ...I sucked out about half the oil using a Mity-Vac, and then replaced the oil.... will do it again this year... I hope that works... the tranny is a ***** to get to, so when you are there.... do it man...
I think I used 10W-50 oil....and if you get a small hose, you should be able to pull out 50% of the old oil at a it for a year and do it again.... good luck my man.

If I remember correctly... it's supposed to be about 1 1/2" from the top of the fill plug....

I'd leave it for now and next spring do the same thing and that should re-juvinate your oil good enough for a few years...

Good luck
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