Troy-Bilt tillers that are gas-powered need regular maintenance, such as checking and adding gear fluid. This fluid lubricates the transmission to ensure the machine shifts between gears. Troy-Bilt specifies. Even though the business sells gear fluid called most auto parts, transmission gear lube.
Checking the Fluid
Gear fluid seeps out of the transmission of the tiller, especially in warm weather. Vents release the fluid when it expands during use, which is a standard safety feature. Checking the fluid frequently helps ensure you haven’t lost through seepage. To look at the fluid, then pull the dipstick, which is on the back of the tine shield. If you haven’t used the tiller in at least two hours, then use the”Cold” line to look at the fluid. After recent usage, use the”Hot” line, if your dipstick has you.
Gear Fluid Types
Although Troy-Bilt tends to include SAE 85W-140 weight gear oil to the tiller at the factory, that is not your only choice for transmission lubrication. The precise types of oil will vary for different models, but in general, when the amount is low, when incorporating fluid, use the fluid inserted having an API rating of GL-1, GL-4 or GL-5 from the factory, SAE 140, SAE 80W-90. When you empty and fill the tank from scratch, use an SAE 85W-140 or SAE 140 having an API rating of GL-4 or GL-1.
When It Is Low
Move the handlebars out of the way fill hole if necessary, although not all models require this, to refill low gear fluid. Remove. Pour till it runs out of the check plug hole, replace the plug , close the fill hole if you removed them and reinstall the handlebars.
Your tiller shouldn’t need a comprehensive gear fluid shift unless the fluid has become contaminated in some manner, like if water or debris worked its way to the fluid. Drain the plug as a vent to help the fluid drain quicker, and then remove the drain plug. Drain the liquid into a pan, then wash the drain plug threads and then reinstall the drain plug. Add gear fluid until it flows out of the check plug hole, and replace the oil level check plug.