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Hello,
I am working on a Gilson 53040. Can't find much information online about it.
I need new oil in the transmission, can anyone tell me what spec.oil to use?
There is a plate (attatched photo) on the trans. that seem to read "PEERLESS 9304 208...".
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You should try contacting Peerless Gear for the correct info.
Peerless Gear
1555 South Jackson St.
Salem, IN 47167 USA
812-883-7900
 

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After no response from peerless or the internet in general I've decided to go with 80w90 mineral oil. I drained the old sludge-like fluids and now I can't find where to put the new in :rolleyes:
 

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Are you sure it's filled with oil? From googling "peerless transmission fluid", at least some of them are filled with some kind of grease...
 

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I saw that too but yes, this particular model has oil. Plugs & all.
 

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The fill plug should be at the back of the transmission near the hitch. I looked through my manuals and found that it requires 90sae gear oil, 80w-90 sould be fine though.
 

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Thanks, I found 2 plugs. One in the back & one at the bortom. The previous oil level was quite a bit over the rear plug.
I ended up raising the left side of the tractor to get as much oil as I could into the transmission through the rear plug.
I got close to 2 litres/quarts in & that's approx. what I took
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I did a little research and found that it does take 2 quarts, but it seems odd that you had to tip the mower to fill it with oil. Maybe i was wrong and your supposed to use the shifter cover to fill the axle.
 
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