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Swamped Scrambler 500/Trans flush

So, I got into some deep water, much deeper than I thought. DID NOT get water in the engine, however, I did get water in the gear box. What should I use to flush it and what is the process I should use? Thanks in advance
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When I need to really flush something I use diesel fuel.
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Drain it out completely. Maybe leave the drain plug out overnight.

Fill it with 5W20 motor oil.
Run it til it's warm.

Drain it out again.

Re-fill with Synthetic Chaincase oil.


If you got water in the transmission you got water in the front diff.

Drain that and re-fill with J20D UTF. The inexpensive Traveler UTF at Tractor Supply meets John Deere J20D. J20D is on the Hilliard list of approved oil specs.

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Drain it out completely. Maybe leave the drain plug out overnight.

Fill it with 5W20 motor oil.
Run it til it's warm.

Drain it out again.

Re-fill with Synthetic Chaincase oil.


If you got water in the transmission you got water in the front diff.

Drain that and re-fill with J20D UTF. The inexpensive Traveler UTF at Tractor Supply meets John Deere J20D. J20D is on the Hilliard list of approved oil specs.
Hmm, sounds like you've been there done that Hatzie??
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Drain it out completely. Maybe leave the drain plug out overnight.

Fill it with 5W20 motor oil.
Run it til it's warm.

Drain it out again.

Re-fill with Synthetic Chaincase oil.


If you got water in the transmission you got water in the front diff.

Drain that and re-fill with J20D UTF. The inexpensive Traveler UTF at Tractor Supply meets John Deere J20D. J20D is on the Hilliard list of approved oil specs.
Hmm, sounds like you've been there done that Hatzie??
And got the T Shirt.


The reason I shy away from using Kerosene is it actually does more damage than water.

The lighter hydrocarbons, for example Kerosene or gasoline or diesel fuel, will rinse away any remaining heavier lube oil giving your transmission bearings and bushings a very dry re-start with no real difference in the water load.

Why? Hydrocarbons will not combine with and carry away water. Heat is the only way to get rid of any remaining water that doesn't drain out.
Water doesn't combine with and rinse away lube oil like a lighter fractioned hydrocarbon so it's nowhere near as damaging.
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