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Does the transmission on the 1855s take oil or fluid????? The owners manual in the forums for the 1855 series on page 16 refers to it as oil and just above it shows to use different weights of oil Here is the question because on page 15 it talks about changing the crankcase oil Ok here is my dilemma Last fall I drained out the fluid or oil out the transaxle and replaced the filter Now I believe I put transmission fluid in if I recall what others were talking about Ever since then my hydraulics no longer hold the tiller or the snow blower up in the air IT USED TO!!!!!! What have I done wrong Do I need to drain this out and start over Help please?!?!
 

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They call for ATF but one can use 30wt motor oil. If you can lift implements but they drop on their own, then cylinder piston seals are likely the issue where the thicker motor oil wouldn't bypass. Motor oil will also help a worn charge pump build higher pressure.
 

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One alternative is to drain out about a cup full of the fluid and put in a cup of Lucas Oil Treatment. It very thick and will mix with any lubrication. If that solves you problem, it would be a temporary fix. As OLCOWHAND said, you probably have cylinder seal problems and need to rebuild it.
 

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Well I just changed out the cylinder warmed it up lifted 10 or 12 times then lifted it up shut the engine off and it now seems to be holding in the up position with the tiller on it AWESOME OLDCOWHAND THANK YOU Before as soon as you shut the engine off you could hear it dropping
 

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One way to check for bypassing cylinder piston is either with an engine stethoscope, or just a simple stick held lightly snug to the ear, other end to the cylinder. You'll hear the oil squeezing past the leaky seal.
 
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