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Unread 06-09-2013, 12:27 AM   #21
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There was some crap coming out of it. I was thinking of draining it and putting fresh oil back.
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Unread 06-09-2013, 09:20 AM   #22
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You can do what you want, but here's what I've done in the past:

Fill the gearbox to the correct level with a light oil, something like 10-weight hydraulic oil or ATF. Drive it up and down the drive a couple of times, or jack up both rear wheels and run it for a bit. Don't over speed it if you have the wheels off the ground!

Drain out the oil. If it's nasty (which it really shouldn't be), repeat the above.

Fill with the correct fluid, as called for in the manual. I personally use 75-90 synthetic gear oil. Run it for a bit as described above, then change it again to be sure all that light-weight stuff is gone. Don't be too concerned about a bit of wasted oil, as one quart will fill the gearbox at least 3 or 4 times.

After that, I change the oil once every year or 2, but no more flushing.

I've never had the manual for a golf cart, but I have owned a fair amount of equipment over the years and feel pretty comfortable with the above.
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Unread 06-09-2013, 12:37 PM   #23
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You can do what you want, but here's what I've done in the past:

Fill the gearbox to the correct level with a light oil, something like 10-weight hydraulic oil or ATF. Drive it up and down the drive a couple of times, or jack up both rear wheels and run it for a bit. Don't over speed it if you have the wheels off the ground!

Drain out the oil. If it's nasty (which it really shouldn't be), repeat the above.

Fill with the correct fluid, as called for in the manual. I personally use 75-90 synthetic gear oil. Run it for a bit as described above, then change it again to be sure all that light-weight stuff is gone. Don't be too concerned about a bit of wasted oil, as one quart will fill the gearbox at least 3 or 4 times.

After that, I change the oil once every year or 2, but no more flushing.

I've never had the manual for a golf cart, but I have owned a fair amount of equipment over the years and feel pretty comfortable with the above.
Thanks! I will give it a shot.
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Unread 06-13-2013, 11:45 AM   #24
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What about cleaning the battery compartment?I have years of dirt and I'm too scared to spray water on everything.
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Unread 06-13-2013, 12:21 PM   #25
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disconnect batteries and spray away .. just don't soak controls
1 cup baking soda to gallon of water to scrub batteries
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Unread 06-16-2013, 03:43 PM   #26
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Bert,
The battery trays in the old Legend cart were in bad shape, had to actually weld up a complete new one and replace a side or 2 in another. Every Spring, I'd pull the batteries, wire brush & scrape the iron, then spray it with that "rust converter" stuff before painting. The trays held up well for the 12 years I had the cart.
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