i replace the input shaft seal on my brush hog and i'm going to re-fill with gear oil. Owners manual calls for EP 90 gear oil. Would EP 85-90 or 85-140 be a suitable replacement gear lube? Or should i stick with the straight 90?
cornhead grease is pretty fluid when it warms up but does stiffen up when it cools off, it would keep it from drooling as much from a leaky seal when the machine is sitting. Not sure how well it would lubricate the unit in this application.
our bush hog finish mower has a bad bottom seal. I switched from gear oil to JD cornhead grease and it improved in terms of leakage. It's changes from a soft solid when cold to a gear oil type substance when warm. I researched it quite a bit before using it and see no issues at all. It still leaks though, so now I want to mix the regular grease in with it or go to 100% grease. Seems that many others have had success with that when confronted with a really bad seal.