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I'm in the process of changing the transaxle fluid in my 6216 w/3speed. I was able to find the simplicity part # for the fluid, but could anyone tell me what this equates to? I thought it was just 80w or 90w but what drained out didn't look or smell like it. Also, how much??? Many thanks in advance, Jeff

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80W90 in my 6116 w/ the 3 spd. If it's really cold, like below 15 or so, I'll jack up the back of the tractor and let it spin for a few minutes to warm up a little. I figure I'd rather have the protection and a little hassle than risk wasting a gear.

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Leo, you could change to using syn gear lube instead of jacking up the rear end. Don't think its a problem at 15 below but in cold weather you can just chew a path for the gears and the reg 90 wt won't flow into the void, you wind up with dry bearings. I run syn gear lub in all 3 of mine year around.

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