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Hydro / Transmission Oil for a Sunstar - - Type F

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For my 16 HP Sunstar, I had purchased the Multi-Purpose Simplicity Hydraulic/Transmission oil from the dealer. Upon changing the oil today (and re-reading the owner's and repair manuals), I read where I should use Type F transmission fluid for this tractor. No where does it say to use Simplicity oil. I checked the back of the quart of Simplicity fluid and it does say for all applications EXCEPT those with Peerless Transmissions (among others). My Sunstar has a Peerless Transmission, so I did not use that fluid (which cost over $3.50 a quart!) and instead will go and buy what it called for. Has anyone used the Simplicity oil in their Sunstar? I know from my maintenance background that using the correct oil is essential for proper operation, so I was curious about what other people have used. I read a lot on this topic in the discussion history, but none discussed the Sunstar. Rodney

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