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Old 11-29-2019, 01:20 AM   #1
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Hydraulic Reservoir Question

Iím about to change the filters inside my hyd resv. My owners manual says to drain only enough oil to expose the bottom filter of the 3 filters. Obviously when you pull the filters out there will be oil left in the reservoir. Shouldnít I drain all the oil to refill with fresh oil? Dextrin lll.
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I believe the reason for them saying that is to make sure you do not get an air bubble in the system. I know when I changed the oil in my reservoir it made no sense to leave some in. I asked and got the same answer I am giving you. Air in hyd. lines is not good so make sure you keep the required amount in.
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Hi DaveBunker; Two years ago when I changed the fluid in my 01 Windsor I used a hand pump to get all the fluid out of the tank. I could see the bottom inlet in the tank that goes to the pump. Changed filters and refilled the tank with Dextron III and no problems at all. This was my experience and just wanted to pass the info along.
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Yeah, I would think any air would just get pumped into the reservoir.
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Yeah, I would think any air would just get pumped into the reservoir.


That would be bad right?
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Nope. That's what you want.
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That would be bad right?


Also is Dextron lll still available, GM doesnít license it any more
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If you Google Dexron III you will find lots of places selling ďDex/MercĒ the equivalent. I just bought 3 gallons of Valvoline Dex/Merc off Walmart website for $13.50 a gallon.
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